Rola Yasmine

Rola Yasmine is a registered nurse and researcher based in Beirut and working on sexuality and gender and their intersections with other economic sociopolitical determinants. She is the executive director of the A project ( in Lebanon, a non-governmental organization established since 2014. The A Project works on affirming agency and autonomy in sexuality and mental health, while advancing, through practice and theory, a political discourse around sexual, reproductive, and mental health and seeking alternatives to counteract medical patriarchy's restrictive and reductive approaches towards the bodies of women and trans* people. Through The A Project, Rola is involved in the launching of the sexuality hotline and training of its counselors, content production (writing, podcasts, publishing research), and conducting workshops with migrant women, refugees, young people, and queers on sexuality, gender, sexual rights and reproductive justice. Before founding the A project, Rola had co-published several papers on youth sexual and reproductive health through her work at the American University of Beirut's (AUB) Faculty of Health Sciences. Rola has a Master of Science degree in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSTHM) in the United Kingdom since 2009, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from AUB since 2007.