Rejna is a British-Kurdish lawyer, who has been working between London, Erbil and Baghdad for over ten years. She holds a Masters from University College London and acquired further postgraduate degrees at the College of Law, London.
She founded the legal advisory firm, Kurdistan Legal Services (KLS), and has advised organisations in both the private and public sectors. She is also the Iraq Legal Advocate for MADRE, (meaning mother), an international human rights organisation. There she works on legal reform, and fights for the investigation and prosecution of crimes committed by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - better known as ISIS) so that the many women abused by its members get the justice they deserve and are properly protected in future.
She has extensive experience working with civil society organisations, gender equality and human rights programmes, and in promoting the increase in women's political participation.
Rejna wants to see more women in leadership roles, and all women free from discrimination, inequality and exclusion.