Hala Al Dosari  Saudi Arabia


Women’s Health Researcher

Dr. Hala Aldosari, is a Saudi women health researcher, her PhD dissertation researched violence against women in Saudi Arabia. She created and maintains an advocacy website to empower Saudi women and to provide resources for information and support.

Dr. Aldosari’s worked as a medical scientist, administrator and a consultant to the Ministry of health in Saudi Arabia in training and planning. In 2015, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the social determinants of women health and violence against women at Johns Hopkins University.

She is currently a visiting scholar at The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington D.C., where she is researching gender, women’s legal status, women’s access and quality of healthcare and civil society analysis.

Dr. Aldosari is also a human and women rights defender; contributing to the research, reports and commentary in Saudi Arabia and the GCC. Her writings are featured in several media outlets in Arabic and in English including Al-HayatAJEThe GuardianForeign Policy, Sada among others. She spoke publicly on women’s rights, human rights, freedom of expression and civil society at several venues; particularly on the Guardianship law in Saudi Arabia. She is a volunteer chair for a subcommittee on violence against women training and education for Everywoman Everywhere Organization, aimed at creating a UN global treaty for violence against women.

In 2016, Dr. Aldosari won the Freedom award from the Freedom House organization for her work on women and human rights in Saudi.


BASED IN: Washington DC, US

LANGUAGES: Arabic and English.