Manal Shehab is Project Implementation Officer for Salamfest. Community Engagement Officer- Islamic Council of Victoria; Author of Islamic Children’s books; Faith-based counsellor; and advocate for Muslim women in Family Violence space.

Manal brings passion to the education and meaning of Islam with a focus on Women’s rights. She is dedicated when it comes to empowering Muslim women in regaining their God given rights as well as dispelling the misconceptions and myths pertaining to Islam in the wider community. Manal is an active interfaith dialogue participant and sits on the Multifaith Advisory Group to Department of Premier and cabinet; member of JCMA; and board member of Women’s Federation for World Peace. She believes in breaking barriers and building bridges one conversation at a time.