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Aseel Alayli

Communications Manager, Arab Barometer

Areas of Expertise: Women’s rights, gender norms, media and public opinion, Lebanon

Available for Interviews in: English, Arabic

Aseel  joined the Arab Barometer in January 2018. As the Communications Manager, she is responsible for developing and executing communication strategies and outreach campaigns that support AB’s goals and priorities. She leads the media relationship management and advises on reputation management and crisis communications. Prior to joining AB, Aseel developed, produced, and managed international productions of current affairs shows, documentary series, and digital content at the Middle East Broadcasting Network (MBN) for nearly a decade. Aseel is an avid supporter of gender equality and women’s empowerment with a passion to elevate the voice of Middle Eastern women in media and the public sphere.

Articles, Publications, Appearances:

Gender Dynamic: Examining Public Opinion Data in Light of Covid-19 Crisis

Summary: The under-representation of female leadership in the Covid-19 responses hurts girls and women in the Arab world who are uniquely impacted by this humanitarian crisis. Citizens’ bias plays a role in the lack of women occupying high-rank political leadership positions. And, especially during times of crisis, citizens want to see a leader that they can trust to take charge…

Women’s Agency & Economic Mobility in MENA: Examining Patterns & Implications

Key Findings: Opinions regarding women’s rights and their roles in society are progressing unevenly in MENA. While citizens of Arab countries are more approving of women’s right to education, work and holding political office, there is far from universal agreement that women should have equal rights in all areas. Moreover, there is little agreement that women should have equal roles…

What Do Arabs Really Think About The Status of Women In Society?

Key Findings: Opinions regarding women’s rights and their roles in society are progressing unevenly in MENA. While Arabs are more approving of women’s right to education, work and holding political office, there is far from universal agreement that women should have equal rights in all areas. Moreover, there is little agreement that women should have equal roles in public or…