Leen Hashem
Advisor

Leen Hashem is a young, queer feminist living in Beirut, Lebanon. She holds a BA in Media Studies from the Lebanese University, and an MA in Gender Studies from SOAS, University of London after being awarded Chevening scholarship. Since 2009, Leen has been part of different leftist, secularist, queer and feminist groups in Lebanon. She co-founded “Kherrberr” feminist media monitor, and acted as a co-editor for “Bekhsoos”, the first queer Arab feminist e-zine. Leen was also a founding member of “Salwa” anti-sexual harassment campaign in 2010. Since 2005, she has worked as a researcher, translator, editor, communication officer, project manager and policy advisor at different NGOs and projects including the former feminist collective “Nasawiya” and Greenpeace. In addition, she has been a regular freelance contributor to the weekly youth supplement issued by As-Safir daily newspaper on issues of gender, sexuality and rights. Leen enjoys reading, writing, travelling and watching movies. Leen says she strives to live every day by the feminist pillar that is “the personal is political”.

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