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Afifa Faisal

Afifa Faisal
Consultant

Afifa is a gender specialist, with a particular interest in protecting and promoting women's rights in developing countries. She holds a master’s degree in Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics where she analyzed social policy, planning and practice through the gender lens. Her master’s dissertation focused on the extent to which microfinance institutions implement the socially transformative conceptualization of women’s empowerment. Her research interests include women, peace and security issues, violence against women and girls, maternal health, and women’s economic empowerment. Most recently, she worked with female parliamentarians in Pakistan to review existing laws and introduce new bills ensuring women’s rights. Afifa was born and raised in Pakistan, and currently resides in Toronto, Canada.