Everyone has a role to play in putting women on the political map

Rafiah Al Talei

Women’s rights advocate Rafiah Al Talei shares how her defeat in the consultative assembly election in Oman prompted her to study the hidden root causes behind the decline in the number of women participating in political representation. She shares her resolve to pave the way and support women in politics.

About the Speaker

Rafiah Al Talei
Journalist & women's rights advocate

Rafiah Al Talei is a journalist and editor-in-chief for “Sada” in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her work focuses on women’s issues, civil rights and politics in the Gulf. Throughout her career, she’s covered all kinds of local, national and international issues, but women’s rights issues has always been her passion. She previously worked at Al Jazeera Media Network and held fellowships at Stanford University, Syracuse University and the National Endowment for Democracy. Today, she studies women’s participation in politics and hopes to see her region become a place where women and young girls have justice and equality.