Joumana Seif
Syrian Women Network, Berlin

Born 1970 in Damascus, Law Degree, Human Rights Activist.

Board and founding member of Syrian Women’s Network which includes individuals and independent non-governmental democratic organizations working on issues of gender equality, consolidation of democracy, human rights, civil peace and transitional justice and women’s participation in decision-making in future Syria.

A member of the coordination committee of  “Syrian Women Initiative for Peace and Democracy” in partnership with “UN Women”.

A member of The Syrian Feminist Lobby which is an independent, non-party political lobby group committed to equal participation of women and men in all political decision-making processes concerning the future of Syria at all levels.

 “Leaders for Democracy Fellows” 2012,  three months Program (MEPI) at Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Joumana Seif was also a member of the Chamber of Industry, Business women council –Damascus, Syria.

She worked at the Social Care and Development Department as a manager between 1997-2001 at Adidas textile Company - Damascus,  Syria. And during her work, she had to ensure that all 1200 employees received the social support they need including skill innovation, health care, educational programs and activities, how to manage emotional stress and how to deal with personal, professional and family issues.