Dounia Benslimane is an independent cultural operator based in Casablanca, Morocco. She has been working with non-profits, including international NGOs, for over 14 years focusing on culture and cultural rights in Morocco, Africa and the Arab region. Dounia is one of the founding members of Racines, of which she was the executive director until its dissolution in 2019. She is currently involved with the Moroccan Association of Electronic Music as its project development manager. She is also the coordinator in Morocco of the cfd, a Swiss feminist peace organization. She is a Fulbright International Humphrey Alumna of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs (University of Minnesota, USA) with a focus on human rights.