Ruwayda Mustafah is a British-Kurdish political activist residing in the United Kingdom. She was born in Kurdistan Region’s Erbil city, and has resided in Europe for most of her life. In 2012, she completed her bachelors of Law at Kingston University, after which she obtained her masters with commendation in International political communication, advocacy and campaigning. 

She is the author of ‘A Journey to Kurdistan’ and compiled ‘The Kurdish Progeny’ and the upcoming ‘Rise: Essays from a Kurdish feminist.’ 

Ruwayda is currently completing her PhD in politics at the Kingston University London. She regularly speaks on issues pertaining to women in governance, democratization of non-state actors, and the role of social media during general elections.