Amal Clooney

Lebanese-British barrister and human right activist

Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin; Arabic: أمل علم الدين; born 3 February 1978) is a Lebanese and British barrister. Notable clients of hers include former President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko, Iraqi human rights activist Nadia Murad, and the journalists Maria Ressa, and Mohamed Fahmy.

Amal Clooney has held various appointments with the UK government and the UN, and is also an adjunct professor of law at Columbia Law School. In 2016, she and her husband, American actor George Clooney, cofounded the Clooney Foundation for Justice.

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  • I think because of the brave women who have come forward to tell their stories, the future workplace will be safer for my daughter than it was for people of my generation.
  • We’re in a situation where a predator feels less safe and a professional woman feels more safe, and that’s where we need to be.
  • The fact is, there are violent movies all over the world, and there are mental-health issues in other countries. But this doesn’t happen in other developed countries. The difference is guns, and how widely and easily available they are.
  • As women we may not be a minority, but there is a bond that we all share.
  • It is not a bond of geography. Or religion. Or culture. It is a bond of shared experience — experiences that only women go through, and struggles that only women face.
  • I don’t think people realise that there’s a flogging taking place a kilometer away when they’re sunbathing at their resort.

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