Rana Milhem

Justice Transformation Lead, MENA

As justice is an important value for me, I have always strived to help achieve justice for all.

Rana holds a BA degree in English Literature and MA in Women’s Studies from the University of Jordan. She chose for her MA dissertation the topic of “Honor Killing in Jordan and the Judges’ attitudes towards them”, a topic that is still controversial nowadays in Jordan. She is currently a student of LLM in the University of London.

Rana started her career working for a private education institute in Jordan, afterwards, she joined the humanitarian and development domain by working for UNHCR, other UN agencies and INGOs in different countries in the MENA region and Africa. With HiiL, Rana currently leads the Justice Transformation in the MENA region, focusing on the Syria Justice Innovation Process (SJIP).

Rana led the implementation of the two innovation labs on reducing violence and discrimination against Women and access to personal documentation within the Syria Justice Innovation Process. She also designed and conducted participatory needs assessments in camps and urban setting for a large population of refugees, over 150,000. In addition, Rana rolled out the community-based complaint mechanism on sexual exploitation and abuse in the Ethiopia refugee operation.

Outside of work, Rana enjoys morning running by the seaside, and when she wants to relax and disconnect, she chooses good books to read. Rana enjoys cooking healthy and tasty meals with her husband and two boys.

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