Rafif Jouejati is the founder and director of the Foundation to Restore Equality and Education in Syria (FREE-Syria). She is also the English spokeswoman for the Local Coordination Committees (LCC) in Syria, a grass-roots network that aligns the activities of pro-democracy Syrians in each of the country's 14 governorates. As an executive committee member of the Day After Project, Jouejati worked with key actors in the Syrian opposition to develop a transition plan for Syria. At a Women’s Democracy Network event and at the Olof Palme Center in Stockholm, Jouejati advanced a charter demanding 50 percent representation of women in every aspect of Syria's governance. Follow her on Twitter: @RafifJ.

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