Ben Said
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    Ms. Ben Said is the founder of Aswat Nissa (Voices of Women), a women’s rights community service organization (CSO) which advocates for gender equity in Tunisia. Prior to accepting the Humphrey Fellowship, Ms. Ben Said served as a Senior Program Manager at Search for Common Ground. She currently acts as spokeswoman for Tunisia’s Women’s Dialogue and has convened 18 leading women’s CSOs with a mandate to create greater roles for women in political and civic life. She is lobbying to create a network of women lobbyists who can introduce change in all domains and particularly help women become strong advocates for national and regional peace-building efforts in Tunisia. Ms. Ben Said received the Madeline Albright Award for Women in Political Participation recognizing her work as founder and president of Aswat Nissa and was invited by the Clinton Foundation as “an influential voice and stalwart champion for the rights and opportunities of women and girls” at the No Ceiling Event featured by Time Magazine as “Next Generation Leaders.” She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Higher School of Economic Sciences in Tunisia. During her year as a Humphrey Fellow, Ms. Ben Said would like to enhance her skills in policy advocacy, good governance and democracy, public analysis and gender.