Videos of Manal

 

 

 

  • Barefoot in Baghdad: A Story of Identity-My Own and What It Means to Be a Woman in Chaos
    Barefoot in Baghdad: A Story of Identity-My Own and What It Means to Be a Woman in Chaos
    by Manal Omar
  • Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak
    Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak
    Beacon Press

Manal Omar is the Associate Vice-President for the Middle East and Africa Center at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. Manal has over fifteen years working in the field of women's rights, peacebuilding, humanitarian aid, and development. Manal is dedicated to creating a safe space for dialogue on current events in the Muslim and Arab world on identity, civil society, and women's rights.  Click here to learn more about Manal.

Updates from Manal

Manal discusses the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza with President Obama.

Manal's Middle East and Africa Center at USIP has launched a new youth engagement program called Generation Change.

 Generation Change is dedicated to empowering and building the capacity of emerging youth leaders in their communities. By providing specialized leadership and conflict resolution training, Generation Change aims to provide youth leaders with the skills needed to increase community trust, promote constructive conversations, and offer alternatives to resolving conflict without violence.