Nehal Ali is a visiting fellow at Women in International Security (WIIS). Ali is from Cairo, Egypt and she works for the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR) as a researcher and international relations officer. At the ECWR Ali monitors and evaluates Women’s Voices, an initiative supported by the Fund for Gender Equality which aims to promote the political participation of women, both as voters and political candidates in the 2016 Local Council elections. Ali is also a co-founder of the Gender and Legal Expert House (GELEH), a Cairo-based consultancy which provides a bridge between local politicians and civil society members to promote policies that contain a gender perspective. Ali has a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Sabanci University in Istanbul and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the American University in Cairo.