Rabiaa El Garani

Human rights protector
As an experienced police investigator, Rabiaa El Garani has been deployed to many regions around the globe to investigate sexual and gender-based violence.

Why you should listen

Rabiaa El Garani is part of the Justice Rapid Response-UN Women Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Justice Experts Roster, where she has been deployed as an investigator with the Commission of Inquiry on Central African Republic, the Commission of Inquiry on Syria, the Fact Finding Mission in Iraq, and to the office of the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. She has also provided training and guidance to Palestinian police forces through EU programs, and she has investigated the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri with the UN.

El Garani's unique and caring interview techniques have yielded valuable information in order to ensure accountability and future prosecutions. Through several of these efforts, she was able to document distinct patterns carried out by ISIS and provided support to their victims. Among her accomplishments, she was featured in JRR-UN Women documentary film Evidence of Hope.

Rabiaa El Garani’s TED talk