Samah Hadid is campaigner, advocate and writer.  She is a regular commentator on human rights and humanitarian issues particularly in the Middle East and Africa.

Most recently she  was the Middle East Director of Campaigns for Amnesty International based in the Beirut regional office. And served as  Country Director for The Global Poverty Project, an international campaigning organization aimed at ending extreme poverty. 

She has also advised international organizations and national governments on human rights issues, development policy and conflict resolution through her roles with the National Commission for UNESCO , and as a member of the UN Experts Meeting Group on Youth.


Samah has also worked throughout the Middle East and Africa in advocacy roles with feminist organization Nazra and Oxfam International.

She has previously  completed a fellowship with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Samah has published opinions pieces in the  The Guardian, CNN, The Independent and has provided commentary in the New York Times, Washington Post, AFP, AP, BBC International and Al Jazeera. Samah has co authored several books including  - The Future by Us and Future Chasers.

Samah has been named one of the top 100 Leaders of Tomorrow by the St Gallen Institute.

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