Rasha Batarseh is a National Field Officer for the UNHCR in Jordan. She has worked with the UNHCR since 2007 in various roles and has been heavily involved with the Iraqi and Syrian refugee crises. In her current role Rasha manages the collection of information on refugees and conducts surveys of the Syrian refugee population to better understand their needs and make sure that various national and international partners are providing the right services. Rasha has a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Nottingham.
As a Field Officer Rasha encounters many societal issues which can contribute to destabilising the rule of law in Jordan. As such, her Action Plan seeks to address these issues from the bottom-up – with particular focus on the abuse of women. She will coordinate with other organisations to raise awareness of the issue of violence against women and address its root causes. By challenging perceptions and supporting victims Rasha hopes to empower Jordanian women and promote the rule of law in general.