Reem Gaafar was an Attorney and Land Tenure Specialist at Landesa whose work focuses on strengthening land and natural resource rights for smallholder farmers, particularly women. Reem’s experience spans Africa and the Middle East, and includes legal and policy analysis, field and desk research, and designing and implementing approaches for strengthening women’s land tenure security within formal and customary legal systems. Reem holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in political science from Howard University.