Yassmine Abdelfattah Ghazala Einiye
Religious affiliation: Islam
Founder and Director of the Suriana Forum / Facilitator of sessions at the Center for Studies of Extremism
A Syrian national, born in Kuwait in 1988. She studied English translation at the Faculty of Arts at Damascus University and graduated in 2011. She also studied Political Sciences at the Department of International and Diplomatic Studies at Damascus University, and graduated in 2022.
She started voluntary and community work ten years ago, and due to her interest in women's rights, she established the Suriana Women Forum initiative in 2016, which is a Syrian civil initiative to empower the role of women in society, especially in the Syrian countryside. She participated since 2015 to date in several Syrian dialogues related to the Syrian issue inside and outside Syria, such as Lebanon, Jordan, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany etc.
She is member in several fields: member of the Civil Society Support Room of the Office of the Special Envoy to Syria since 2017, member of the executive body of the Syrian Women’s Council, and a founding member of the Naranj Development Association in Syria
She is a former member of the Legal Innovation Lab of the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law - Hiil in the area of reducing violence against women to achieve social justice in Syria 2020-2022
She is interested in documenting tangible and intangible heritage of Syria, especially traditional costumes, where she gave several lectures and hosted events around this topic in Syria.
Einiye has recently published through Al Modon Publishing House an individual novel entitled “Zayzafoun Stories”, which is almost a documentary book about the customs of the Syrian city of Nabek and its folk tales within the context of dialogue and narratives that reflect the nature of daily life.
She is also the author of another joint book entitled “The Beast” published in 2022.