Dr. Mona AlMunajjed

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Sociologist, Author and Advisor on Gender/Social Issues

Dr. Mona Salahuddin AlMunajjed is an award-winning and prominent sociologist at the forefront of those influencing women’s affairs in Saudi Arabia. She is an advisor on social and gender issues and an author on social issues in GCC countries. She holds a PhD in Sociology from George Washington University, Washington DC, and an MA in Sociology from New York University, New York.

Her publications include the books: Women in Saudi Arabia Today, Significance of Arabic Names for Girls in the Arab World, Saudi Women Speak and Saudi Women: A Celebration of Success. She is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines in the Gulf region. She has spent fifteen years working with and advising various United Nations international agencies on programs and projects related to gender, women, youth and social development including field missions in the Arab region.

She received the United Nations 21 Commendation Award in recognition of her contribution to the project: “Activating the role of women’s welfare associations in Saudi Arabia”. She has been selected by Arabian Business Magazine as one of the ‘World’s 100 Most Powerful Arab Women’ for several consecutive years and as one of the ‘World’s 100 most Powerful Arabs Thinkers’.

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