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Major Positions

Chairperson of the Legal Complaints Committee on Human Rights.
Lawyer with Al-Rifa'i Group for Legal Aid and Arbitration, and Abolish Article 153.
Member of legal team for Supreme Council for Family Affairs.
Human Rights Activist.

Major Accomplishments

Athraa Al Refaie is an established Kuwaiti lawyer at her law firm and at Abolish Article 153, a Kuwaiti NGO. She practices her legal work through the Al-Rifa'i Group for Legal Aid and Arbitration. Currently, Al Refaie is the Chairperson of the Legal Complaints Committee on Human Rights, receives victims of domestic violence at her firm, and is a member of the legal team of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs.

Al Refaie is also a human rights activist and voluntarily takes on domestic violence cases, often representing women victims of domestic violence for free. She has written many legal, cultural, and social articles focused on issues related to gender discrimination and children.

Al Refaie received her Master's degree from Alexandria University and previously worked as a consultant at the Law Institute, Freedom House, and the United Nations Development Programme in social awareness and empowerment of women in Kuwait and the GCC.

Last modified: 01/09/2019

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