Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

Nadine Elshokeiry

Nadine Elshokeiry

Consultant at UN Women

Nadine Elshokeiry, from Cairo, Egypt, is a development professional with seven years of experience in the field, with a particular interest in refugee and migration policies and gender research. She previously worked on the World Bank's Women, Business and the Law as part of the core research team, with a focus on MENA countries. The report examined laws and regulations affecting women in various stages in their lives, particularly when it comes to entrepreneurship and joining the workforce. She also worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres Egypt as a Head of Mission Assistant, advising on policy and government relations for the mission's main project in the country, targeting migrant victims of sexual violence in migratory routes leading to Egypt.  

Nadine also worked in research and organizational policy in the Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG-ECHO), and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) in their offices in Cairo, Egypt. As part of the preparatory work for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) regional consultation in Amman, Jordan in 2015, led by UN-OCHA, Nadine was the focal point for consultations with 320 members of affected communities in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Yemen. She co-facilitated and organized 42 focus group discussions with UN-OCHA's partners. The process spanned six reports with the aim of raising recommendations for the WHS.

She holds an M.P.A. from the American University in Cairo's School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and a B.A. in Political Science from Cairo University. She has extensive experience working on qualitative research on primary and secondary data, as well as legal framework and policy analysis on issues of migration and gender. Her thesis focused on laws and policies that affected the Syrian refugee response in Egypt. Her research interests include: Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in MENA and globally; gender and the law; refugee and migrant responses in the MENA region; international refugee regime; and refugee-returnees.

Nadine is currently working on an unpublished manuscript on Online and ICT-facilitated Violence Against Women and Girls in Arab States, as part of a consultancy with UN Women's Regional Office for the Arab States. 

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