Reem Abdellatif is a writer, editor, and former foreign correspondent with over 10 years of experience living and working across MENA and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
She has travelled across places like Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Riyadh, and Doha, where she moderated and hosted panels on AI, E-commerce, and women working in male-dominated industries, such as the oil & gas sectors. She has also exposed and written about various forms of corruption and institutionalized abuse against women in MENA countries, including Egypt, UAE, and Saudi Arabia.
As a GBV Survivor Advocate, Reem believes that intersectional feminism offers a lens through which we can better understand and interact with the world around us. That's why her work has brought women and minority issues to public policy agendas. Her work focuses on geopolitics, economics, as well as sexual violence in Egypt and the African continent.
Having lived in Egypt for seven years, Reem has had the opportunity to cover Egypt's pre- and post-uprising era from 2010-2014. Reem has also lived in the UAE & Saudi Arabia for nearly five years from 2015-2019. This has given her the opportunity to become immersed in the GCC as the region underwent unprecedented social and economic transformation.
Reem's bylines and interviews have appeared in Goethe Institut, WSJ, LA Times, i24NEWS, Haaretz, Libération, CNBC, and others.
Reem is also a founding member of the African Women Rights Advocates (AWRA) movement. She is also Co-Director, Head of Branding & Content, and Chief Communications Consultant at AWRA, an NGO that she registered and incorporated in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Reem is Egyptian-American, and speaks English and Arabic fluently.