mona-al-munajjed-500-322012MONA AL MUNAJJED

Citizenship/Residence Saudi Arabia

In a country where women have hardly any recognition, Dr Mona Al Munajjed is not only Saudi Arabia’s foremost sociologist – she’s a high-profile women’s activist as well. She has spent fifteen years working and advising various UN international agencies. Much of her work involved helping local NGOs in Saudi Arabia, particularly by providing technical assistance and advisory services to women’s welfare associations. Al Munajjed is also a published author. Her books include Saudi Women Speak; 24 Remarkable Women Tell Their Success Stories (2006) and Women in Saudi Arabia Today (1997).