Louisa is a human rights advocate and writer who works in peacebuilding with international humanitarian organizations. She lived and worked in Palestine from 2007-2009: her book about life inside the Gaza Strip – "Meet me in Gaza" – is published by Saqi books. Louisa is a regular contributor to the New Internationalist magazine, and has a website, the-waugh-zone.org, where she blogs about unreported stories of resilience, travel and peacebuilding, plus quirky observations about alternate pop culture! She recently finished managing a peacebuilding project in the Central African Republic, is currently volunteering on a Greek island with refugees from Syria and Iraq, and stays in regular contact with friends and former colleagues from Gaza. She loves dancing, yoga, red wine, traveling by motorbike and Middle Eastern literature. And she speaks Arabic!