Al-Shafie (Egypt) is the Executive Director of the Forum for Women in Development (FWID), which works to strengthen the capacity of local civil society organizations in various Egyptian governorates to help them adopt a participatory approach in development and integrate gender concepts in their structures, framework, and programs. In addition, Al-Shafie works as an institutional capacity-building consultant. FWID seeks to influence and create positive change in policies and legislation as well as to raise awareness on equality and human rights. FWID also combats discrimination and violence against women in all its forms in various ways, including networking, building alliances, exchanging experiences, and strengthening solidarity and partnership with various parties that focus on similar issues.
Executive Director, WLP Egypt/Forum for Women in Development (FWID)