Rafif Jouejati has extensive political, humanitarian, and civil society experience in Syria. She is the co-founder and director of the Foundation to Restore Equality and Education in Syria (FREE Syria), and the principal architect of the Syrian Freedom Charter project, which surveyed more than 50,000 Syrians on democratic aspirations and political transition. Rafif served as spokesperson and Executive Committee member of the Local Coordination Committees in Syria, and as spokesperson for the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces during the Geneva II peace process.
She is also a founding member of the Syrian Women’s Political Network, a member of the Board of Directors of The Day After, and President of the Board of Directors of Baytna - all established NGOs working within Syria and the region.
Rafif is a published author of analytical pieces and op-eds on Syria, including a chapter in the book The Syria Dilemma, and a frequent media commentator and public speaker.
A management consultant with extensive industry experience, Rafif is the CEO of a company that helps client organizations evolve to higher levels of capacity and maturity through business development, targeted training, and strategic communication.
MA in strategic communication and a bachelor's in international relations, American University in Washington, DC.
Countries/Regions of Expertise
Issues of Expertise
Conflict resolution, nonviolent resistance, women’s empowerment, organizational development, training
English, French, Arabic