Ruwayda Mustafah currently resides in the United Kingdom. She was born in Kurdistan Region’s Erbil city, and was brought up 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, and has written for the Huffington Post, Global Voices, Democracy Now, Al Arabiya, Rudaw, and various other outlets on issues relating to gender, governance, Kurdish rights, women’s representation and societal inequality.