Global Leadership Awards
Amat al Ali Alsoswa’s appointment as Yemen’s first Minister of Human Rights was at once unprecedented and unsurprising. Her accomplished career has been full of firsts — Yemen’s first celebrated female television announcer, its first female ambassador, and its first female Undersecretary to the Ministry of Information.
Her groundbreaking presence alone sets an example for future female leaders in Yemen. But Amat is not satisfied with being the “first,” unless she is the first of many. She has spoken out for women’s full citizenship rights and participation from day one, through to her current position with the UN Development Fund.