Born and raised in Heerlen, the Dutch equivalent of Texas, Hanane moved to Amsterdam in 2000. She attended the VU Amsterdam University to obtain her BA degree in Political Science. In 2014 she attended the University of Amsterdam where she obtained her Master’s degree in Political Communication. She has been involved in numerous youth civic engagement organizations, such as Mosa (youth radio and debate) and Hi5 (now IZI solutions). Hanane is also a Fulbright Summer Institute Alumni and has worked as technical manager at Kieskompas (Election Compass), a company specialized in developing Vote Advice Applications. In her spare time she also co-organized Django Girls a free coding event for women. In the future she is hopeful to find meaningful and effective ways to contribute to social justice and positive change.
Updated July 2019
More from Hanane Abouellotfi
Livecast: Reflection on the Election Results
Hanane Abouellotfi, Associate Director of the John Lewis Fellowship, and Raissa Biekman, Program Manager of Humanity in Action Nederland, amongst others reflect on the election results and have a conversation about how to continue putting pressure on politics and policy.
Hanane Abouellotfi calls attention to victims of the Dutch childcare allowance affair
In an interview with FunX Hanane Abouellotfi (Associate Director of the John Lewis Fellowship) elaborates upon the statement of support by Muslim womxn collective S.P.E.A.K. for those affected by the childcare allowance affair.
PAX Power to the People x HIA Talks: Activism: profession, hobby, or lifestyle?
In the context of the National Peace Week 2020, Humanity in Action The Netherlands, in collaboration with PAX Power to the People, organized the event ACTIVISM: PROFESSION, HOBBY, OR LIFESTYLE? On Sunday September 20th, 2020, we spoke with several ‘changemakers’ about their activism.
Watch PAX Power to the People x HIA TALKS | Activism: Profession, hobby or lifestyle?
Activism is protest, but it is also so much more. What exactly does activism mean? Is it a job? A conviction? Full-time activism is mentally hard to sustain, and therefore only available to few. But does that mean that you can't make a difference if you don't do it 24/7? No, it doesn't.
Thank you to our 2020 US Review and Admissions Committees
As every year, Humanity in Action received many applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year. We are so grateful to the dedicated Senior Fellows and friends who volunteered their time and energy in reading and reviewing applications.
Thank you to our 2018 US Review and Admissions Committees
Thank you to our 2019 US Review and Admissions Committees
Announcing the 2018 - 2019 Senior Fellow Leadership Council