Ayaz Shalal Hassan is a Kurdish Syrian – Iraqi fellow. He studied Business Administration and Political Science at the American University of Iraq – Sulaimanyah. He is a feminist. He has been working for women rights and LGBTQI Rights for almost seven years. He is currently working as a Deputy Director of Programs at (Rasan Organization) a Non-Profit Organization in the city of Sulaimanyah. Ayaz is an alumni of the SUSI program, a fellow of Amends program, a Laureate Global Fellow, IYLA Global Fellow, and World Bank Global Youth Forum Fellow. He is a peer educator trainer at UNFPA.