Huda Abu Kassem

Huda became a Research Intern with Global Partners Governance in September 2019. In this role, she is responsible for research and logistical support across Arabic speaking projects in  Sudan, Iraq or Bahrain. Huda supports the team translating official documents from Arabic to English and vice – versa, and managing relationships in Arabic across projects.

Huda is also working part time with the International Organization for Migration, IOM UK as Cross-Cultural Facilitator and Consultant. Prior to her work with IOM, she was Project Coordinator with a Syrian NGO where she was responsible for providing assistance to the project manager, monitoring daily progress with the team inside Syria, and providing administrative support for training, and other administrative support to the project team. She has also worked as an Administrative Officer and Executive Secretary with TAMAS (Syrian Civil Coalition) as well as being Freelance Coordinator with International Republican Institute (IRI) in Turkey.

Huda founded an initiative for women’s empowerment in Syria in 2016 that is still active. Currently, she is doing her MA in Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies(SOAS). She holds a BA in English Literature from Damascus University. Huda’s mother tongue is Arabic, she has full professional proficiency in English, and beginner in Turkish and French.