Asma Khalifa

Doctoral Researcher

Asma Khalifa

  • Short CV

    • Since 10/2018: Research Fellow / Doctoral Student at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies and at the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • 2017 - 2018: Research Consultant - Stabilization Network – researching online gendered communication patterns in MENA, with focus on Iraq, Yemen, Syria and Lebanon

    • 2017 - 2018: Lead Researcher - Global Integrity – researching governance and development indicators for Libya

    • 2017 - 2018: Advisor - Adam Smith International – Online capacity building platforms in Libya

    • 2016 - 2017: Consultant - Fredrich Ebert Stiftung – consulting and developing capacity building trainings on peacebuilding in Libya

    • Since 2016: Consultant – Cordaid – consulting on gender, peace and security programs in Libya

    • Research Consultant - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Eastern Asia – Centre for Women (2016) researching the role of institutions in responding to WPS 1325 RSC in times of conflict and peace, Libya

    • Education: M.A. Peace and Conflict Studies, Hacettepe, Turkey; LL.B., Africa University, Libya

    Current Research

    • Impacts on inter-gender relations in Libya

    Countries and Regions

    • Libya

    • MENA regions

    Research Programmes


    • The Impact of War on Gender Relations and Dynamics in Libya and Bosnia. A Comparative Study

    GIGA Focus Global | 6/2021

    The Shadow Pandemic: Policy Efforts on Gender-Based Violence during COVID-19 in the Global South

    With the pandemic, the risk of violence against women and children, especially within the home, increased further as people sheltered at home at the same time that they faced great financial and emotional stress. The authors of this GIGA Focus assess government efforts to address and treat gender-based violence.

    Research Project | 01/10/2020 - 31/10/2021

    Policy Tracker on Gender-Based Violence

    The policy tracker aims to provide context, insight and analysis into governmental response to issues of gender based violence during the coronavirus pandemic. We will collect data globally, and engage in more detailed case studies of a smaller set of countries. Our goal is to create a publicly available knowledge exchange platform for policy-makers, scholars and advocates.
    BMZ, GIGA, 2020-2021

    Speaker, Speaker, Moderator | 20/10/2021

    The Shadow Pandemic: Policy Efforts Addressing Gender-Based Violence During COVID-19

    GIGA Talk Online event: 20/10/2021 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Moderator, Panelist, Panelist, Panelist | 06/11/2019

    Making Things Worse? The Fight Against Violence and Crime

    GIGA Forum GIGA Hamburg, Hamburg: 06/11/2019 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Kai Enno Lehmann

    Dr. Janina Pawelz


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