Leen Hashem

Leen Hashem is a leftist 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. Since 2009, Leen has been part of different leftist, secularist, queer and feminist groups in Lebanon. Since 2005, she has worked as a researcher, translator, editor, manager, trainer and policy advisor at different NGOs and projects. Leen was also a co-founder of ‘Salwa’, the anti-sexual harassment campaign established in 2010, and is currently an advisor for the MENA region at FRIDA The Young Feminist Fund. In addition, she has been a regular freelance contributor to the weekly youth supplement issued by the newspaper As-Safir on issues of feminism, gender, sexuality and rights.