Ikram Ben Said is a women’s rights advocate and Founder of “Aswat Nissa” (Voices of Women), a Tunisian nonprofit promoting women’s active participation in the political and policy-making spheres while fighting against all forms of discriminations and violence against women. Her latest initiative “Women’s Political Academy” was awarded the 2014 Madeleine Albright Award. The Academy boosts leadership skills of women candidates from all political fronts and enhances their capacities in running electoral campaigns. Ikram Ben Said is a member of the Advisory Group of Experts on Youth, Peace and Security. She is a former Senior Program Manager at Search for Common Ground Tunisia where she managed the youth, women and dialogue departments.