Hadil Al-Mowafak joined the Yemen Policy Center as a Research Fellow in 2020. Her research focuses on issues related to peacebuilding, security sector reform, and environmental security. More recently, she has authored a number of papers focused on civil society engagement in Yemen’s UN-led Peace Process.
Soon after the outbreak of war in Yemen, Hadil joined Mwatana Organization as a researcher of human rights violations, where she investigated cases of grave human rights abuses and possible war crimes. Shortly after moving to the US in 2016, Hadil became a lead plaintiff in the American Civil Liberties Union’s lawsuit challenging President Trump’s travel ban, Al-Mowafak v. Trump. Later, she interned with Human Rights Watch and then with the Responsible Sourcing Network, fighting forced labor and other forms of exploitation at the base of global supply chains.
She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University, focusing on international relations, law, human rights, and data science. She is currently based in California, USA.