Researcher & Human Rights Advocate
Nadia Al-Sakkaf is a Yemeni researcher and human rights advocate. She was the first woman to become Information Minister in Yemen, and before that the first female Chief Editor of a national newspaper and radio “The Yemen Times”. She is considered a pioneer in advocating for women’s rights and free press, and has spoken on these issue on many local and international platforms. Under her leadership, The Yemen Times won the 2006 Free Press Award for Independent Media presented by the International Press Institute, and in the same year she won the first Gebran Tueni Award for journalists.
She is currently doing her PhD in Politics at University of Reading in UK. Al-Sakkaf is married and has two children.