Get to know Rasha

Rasha Jarhum is a Senior Development Policy Advisor and Social Researcher. Jarhum has been working in the humanitarian and development fields, and advocating for Human Rights including women and refugees rights for over 15 years. Rasha’s research focus is on social policy including gender, governance, and social protection. Jarhum has worked with various international organizations such as Oxfam, UNDP, UNICEF, and JICA, in addition to working with local NGOs in Yemen such as the Sisters Arab Forum for Human Rights. Jarhum produced research for regional institutions including ESCWA and American University of Beirut. She is also a civil society activist and development campaigner. She is member of Yemeni Women Pact for Peace and Security, an initiative bringing Yemeni women leaders together to advocate for peace. Jarhum is a human rights advocate including of women, children, and refugees. Rasha has a Master degree in International Business Management from the University of Nottingham, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Sociology and Social Policy at Bangor University, Wales, UK. Jarhum is also an Aspen New Voices Fellow for 2016 with Aspen Institute, USA. She’s also a member consultant with deeproot consulting. Co-founder of House of Ideas a Yemeni local NGO and founder of With Aden Initiative.