Manal Omar is the Director of Iraq, North Africa and Iran programs 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.
"Giving both an insider's and an outsider's view of the unfolding drama of Iraq, the memoir should prove worthwhile reading for anyone who has a keen interest in developments in the Middle East." (Lois Henderson Book Pleasures )
Updates from Manal
June 10, 2013: Georgetown University in Qatar, in collaboration with the Qatar National Library hosted international activist and author Manal Omar for an enthralling lecture and book reading on June 10 in Doha, Qatar. The public event featured her memoir, Barefoot in Baghdad, a riveting story of hope and despair where the unsung freedom fighters are strong, vibrant and female.