Rasha started her career working with refugees and asylum seekers in Egypt after she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Statistics there.
Following that, completed a Master’s in Social Work in the UK where she also worked within a community mental health team and within a women’s project at an organisation that works with refugees and asylum seekers.
Rasha worked in various mental health recovery and crisis houses supporting people who have just been discharged from psychiatric units. In 2012, Rasha started working as an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) in Waltham Forest, became the Senior IDVA of that team in 2015 and then the Service Manager in 2016. During this time she obtained the IDVA, ISVA and Domestic Abuse Service Manager qualifications.
After leaving the IDVA Service in 2018, Rasha worked as a VAWG Senior Practitioner within Waltham Forest Council where her role focused on practice improvement across the council. Rasha has continued to do volunteer work for organisations that work with refugees and asylum seekers. Over the last three years, she has volunteered for the Refugee Council, Hibiscus Initiatives and Refugees at Home.
Rasha has also been working as a freelance trainer for Solace Women’s Aid since the start of 2018. Rasha’s role at Respect is focused on working within Hackney and Waltham Forest to implement the Safe & Together Model across the children and family workforce.
Rasha loves to travel and her lifelong dream is to travel the world.