Iman Simon provides support to ISSAT’s advocacy and communications activities. Her main tasks include assisting the development of ISSAT’s Community of Practice, assisting in the design of communications materials in English, French, and Arabic, undertaking background research on country-specific and thematic issues, as well as supporting ISSAT’s other services.
Prior to joining ISSAT, she worked as a Communications and Project Coordinator with the Future of Human Rights Forum, a Swiss-based NGO. She has also worked as a junior consultant on women’s affairs for the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, in Lisbon, Portugal. Before this, Iman worked as an educator in Dheisheh, Bethlehem and Ramallah, Palestine, on an innovative Education Programme for young professional refugees, with The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
Iman holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology of Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and a Bachelor’s degree in Arabic and French from University College London (UCL). In addition to English, French and Arabic, Iman speaks German, Spanish and Dhivehi.