Mouna Ghanem is a democratic activist who has written about the Syrian civil war and peace process for such media as The Guardian and The Independent. She previously served on the Women's Advisory Board to the UN. A medical doctor, with a master's degree obtained from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health before the civil war, she worked for international agencies that included UNFPA and Unifem (the precursor to UN Women)

  •  March 8, 2021 
COPENHAGEN — In her book, “The Second Sex,” Simone de Beauvoir argued that one is not born but rather becomes a woman. De Beauvoir emphasized that destiny is not a cosmic force but a human choice, a result of circumstances and culture. It follows that circumstances and social determinants dictate a woman’s role in …

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