Call for Thematic Research Papers

  About WHRDMENA Coalition: WHRDMENA Coalition is a membership-based coalition of organizations and women human rights defenders engaging with and defending a spectrum of rights and struggles in MENA. The Coalition works…

Egypt: Free Sanaa Seif Now!

On June 23, woman human rights defender (WHRD) Sana Seif was kidnapped and forced into a minibus, while on her way with her sister WHRD Mona Seif and mother Dr. Laila Soueif…

Web Developer

About WHRDMENA Coalition: WHRDMENA Coalition is a membership-based coalition of organizations and women human rights defenders engaging with and defending a spectrum of rights and struggles in MENA. The Coalition works through…

Content Developer

Call for Content Developer: About WHRDMENA Coalition: WHRDMENA Coalition is a membership-based coalition of organizations and women human rights defenders engaging with and defending a spectrum of rights and struggles in MENA.…

Membership Officer

About WHRDMENA Coalition: WHRDMENA Coalition is a membership-based coalition of organizations and women human rights defenders engaging with and defending a spectrum of rights and struggles in MENA. The Coalition works through…

Advocacy Consultant

About WHRDMENA Coalition: WHRDMENA Coalition is a membership-based coalition of organizations and women human rights defenders engaging with and defending a spectrum of rights and struggles in MENA. The Coalition works through…

Why is wellbeing part of our struggle?

In recent years, the WHRDMENA Coalition team has reflected on the concept of wellbeing that has surrounded many aspects of our work, and we have evaluated many of the tools we have…

ALERT: WHRD Anwar Jassem Mhawwas assassinated in Iraq

With utmost sorrow and grief, the Regional Coalition of WHRDs in MENA received the news of the assassination of woman human rights defender Anwar Jassem Mhawwas in Iraq.  On the dawn of…

Sudan: WHRD Tahani Abbass wins Martine Anstett’s award

On 8 March 2020, WHRD Tahani Abbass received the Martine Anstett’s Award and was honoured by FIFDH for defending women’s rights.  Tahani Abbass is among the most vocal WHRDs in Sudan, and…

Iraq: gunmen assassinate Jannat Mazi in Basra

Women human rights defenders (WHRDs)  in Iraq have been subjected to a campaign of intimidation and kidnapping since the start of the protests in October 2019. The Iraqi authorities and militias are…

The Worst Year Yet for WHRDs in MENA

Women human rights defenders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region face constant dangers that jeopardize their lives and safety, from threats, criminalization, assaults and abuses of all kinds. In…

Iraq: Kidnapping of women human rights defenders (WHRDs)

On October 1, 2019, protests against unemployment, corruption and poor services erupted in some provinces of Iraq, notably Baghdad and the southern and central provinces. The government imposed an indefinite curfew in…

Alert: Paramedic Saba al-Mahdawi Kidnapped in Iraq

On 2 November 2019, field activist and paramedic Saba al-Mahdawi was abducted on her way home from Tahrir Square in Baghdad. Eyewitnesses have confirmed that armed men seized Mahdawi in central Baghdad,…

Save Esraa AbdelFattah from Torture!

  On October 12, WHRD Esraa Abdelfattah was abducted and taken to an undisclosed place of detention by plainclothes officers. Her whereabouts were revealed on October 13 after 24+ hours of enforced…

Morocco: Release Hajar Raissouni Now!

Hajar Raissouni, a Moroccan journalist has been sentenced to a year in prison for premarital sex and having an abortion, in a case that is part of a crackdown on critical reporters.…

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