Maha Barjas Hamoud Al Barjas

Maha Barjas Hamoud Al Barjas
Maha Barjas Hamoud Al Barjas

Maha Barjas Hamoud Al Barjas

Scientific Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Political Science 1986-1987 Kuwait University with grade "very good".  

Career:

  • Political Researcher at the Diwan of HH the Crown Prince and and Prime Minister - February 1988 - May 1997.
  • Controllership of the Secretariat of the Department of Public Administration and Secretarial Affairs at the Diwan of His Highness the Crown Prince and the Prime Minister - May -1997 July 2003 .
  • Director of Coordination and Follow-up Department at the Crown Prince's Court - September 2003 to present time. 

Volunteer work 

  •  Secretary of the Kuwaiti Graduates Society - December 2006 till present time.
  • Secretary General of the Kuwaiti Red Crescent Society, April 2016 till present time.
  • Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Arab Organization for Human Rights, from 2016, to present time.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Kuwait Graduates Society - 17 January 1995 to 2006.
  • Member of the Civil Alliance against Hate speech and Promoting Tolerance in the East and West of the Arab World, since April 2015 and still. 
  • Member of the Kuwaiti Initiative to Support the Egyptian people 2013
  • Temporarily assumed the Secretariat of the Kuwait Graduates Society, 1999- 2000.
  • Deputy Chairwoman of the Kuwaiti Society for Human Rights - April 2008- April 2012. 
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Society for Human Rights, from 2001 to 2008.
  • Member of the electoral campaign team of the candidate to the National Assembly, Mohammed Jassim Al-Saqer, 2006.
  • Member of the electoral campaign team of the candidate to the National Assembly, Abdullah Al Nebari, 2009.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Arab Organization for Human Rights, 2008 to 2011.
  • Vice-President of the Arab Organization for Human Rights, from 2011 to 2016.
  • President of the under construction "Human Line Organization", June 2012.
  • Secretary General of the Arab Organization for Human Rights, October 2018.
  • Vice-President of the Arab Institute for Human Rights.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Jerusalem Endowment, December 2018.
  • Member of Gulf Development Forum.-
  • Member of the Women's Cultural and Social Society
  • Member of the Kuwait Red Crescent Society
  • Member of Kuwait Journalists Association
  • Member of the Kuwait Society for Human Rights 

Courses and workshops: 

  • "Diplomacy of the Work of International and Regional Organizations" training course - Kuwait University – Faculty of Commerce and Political Science, (March 11 -29, 1989). 
  • Regional Workshop on “Developmental Communication by Participation and Documentation”, Amman, Jordan, June 16-19, 2002.
  • Regional Training Course: Management of Organization, Planning and Finance, Manama, Bahrain, October 9-18, October 2003.
  • Media and Good Governance Conference - Center for the Protection and Freedom of Journalists - Jordan - Amman - 14-16, February 2005.
  • Regional Conference on Transparency and Accountability, Beirut, Lebanon (29 March - 1 April 2004). 
  • Regional Governance Week on Social Accountability in a Changing Region Actors and Mechanisms, Cairo, 26- 29, November 2013. 
  • Communication & lobbying Skills for woman, Kuwait,- 11-15 January 2003.
  • British Council and Kuwait Economic Society, British Embassy at Kuwait. 
  • Factors Affecting Political, Social and Economic Change: A Young Leaders Project.
  • Participated in the International Visitor Program of the U S Department of State July 16 – August 3, 2001 – USA 
  • Middle East Themed Visit: Women’s Participation February 7- 11, 2005. Foreign & Commonwealth Office UK 
  • International Visitor Leadership Program on "Women as Political Leaders"- October 26-November 13, 2009 U S Department of State 
  • "The Role of Civil Society and Media in Promoting Tolerance and Pluralism in the MENA" Regional Workshop.
  • Rabat Action Plan Anti Incitement on Hatred, Tunisia, October 17 - 18 2014. 
  • International Conference on: Security and Human Rights Challenges in the Arab Region, Doha, Qatar, November 5-7, 2014.
  • Movement Induction Course for National Society Leaders Organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society, Geneva, September 25-29, 2017. 

Activities: 

  • She was a member of the delegation of the Arab Organization for Human Rights, which visited the UAE on October 8, 2012, for six days. The visit mainly aimed at discussing aspects of strengthening the efforts of the state and society of the UAE to support and relief of the Syrian refugees, in addition to discussing some Human rights issues in the UAE and the Arab World. 
  • A Member of a group interested in humanitarian affairs who launched the «Kuwaitis for the Bidoun» initiative in January 2012, aiming at achieving social peace and seeking to activate a program of action dealing with all the immediate issues.
  • The initiative calls for dealing seriously with the issues of the security card, forged passports, security restrictions, providing job opportunities on fair terms, giving citizenship for those who duly deserve it and dealing humanely with those who do not.
  • Member of the Kuwaiti civil society team that participated in the Kuwaiti- French 8th Future Forum held in 2011.
  • A Founding member of the Civil Alliance Against Hate Speech and Promotion Tolerance in the East and West, declared in Tunisia in April 2015, upon the recommendation of the regional workshop held by the Office of the High Commission for Human Rights on "The role of civil society and media in promoting tolerance and pluralism in MEANA" held in 2014.
  • Participated in the Forum on Promoting the Culture of Tolerance, held in Marrakech, Morocco, as part of the activities of the World Forum on Human Rights on November 28, 2014. She was a member of the preparatory committee.
  • Participated, during the period March 29-28, 2017, in the experts meeting arranged by the High Commission for Human Rights' office in Beirut, Lebanon. The meeting announced the Beirut Declaration of 18 commitments titled "Faith in Support of Human Rights", regarding the role of clerics in fighting  speech of hatred, in addition to the shared commitment to the protect dignity and equality of all human beings.
  • Participated during the period 2016-2018, in many relief missions for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and delivering assistance to the needy families in Kuwait. 

Awards:

  • The Arab Woman Award for humanitarian efforts in 2013.
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