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Khawla Ksiksi

Anti-Racism and SOGIESC Inclusion Trainer

Nationality: Tunisian
Based in: Dakar, Senegal

Khawla is currently working with the International Rescue Committee organization as a Gender equality, diversity, and inclusion advisor. She is a Tunisian jurist, advocate for environmental justice, and engaged in feminist, anti-racist, intersectional activism. She has 10 years of experience in managing development projects in climate justice, gender equality, community mobilization, sustainable agriculture, decentralization, and local development. After the Tunisian Revolution in 2011, she joined Mnemty (My Dream), an association that fights against all forms of discrimination and promotes unity, peace, and justice. She then co-founded Falgatna (We’re Fed Up), a queer-feminist movement which defends women’s rights and lobbies against sexual violence in Tunisia. In January 2020 she co-founded the collective “Voices of Black Tunisian Women” which offers a safe space for self-expression, addresses issues affecting black women in Tunisia and promotes research about their social conditions. She is fluent in Arabic, French and English.