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Arwa Gayar

Arwa is a Political Affairs Intern with the UN Action Secretariat. She is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan where she received a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy with a focus on the role of International Relations and Human Rights in Conflict Stabilization. She has spent the summers between her studies in fellowships that have allowed her to complete research and analysis on the impacts of anti-trafficking policies on survivors in Kolkata, India and Seoul, South Korea. Arwa has experience as a community organizer, primarily working around Palestinian human rights causes and equitable representation of MENA students in academic spaces. She is very passionate about cultural shifts in the spheres of prevention, justice, and accountability regarding gender-based violence