Building a Better Tomorrow, Today


HuMENA aims to empower communities in/from MENA  by promoting knowledge, fostering dialogue, and advocating for evidence-based policies that protect civil rights, freedom of expression, and dignity.

Engaging people IN, FROM, and FOR MENA

HuMENA promotes civic engagement in the MENA region to address inequality and empower marginalized communities. They emphasize engaging the MENA diaspora in change-making and human rights promotion through three pillars: integrating emigration into local policymaking, fostering diaspora involvement through advocacy networks, and supporting collaborations with local civil societies. HuMENA aims to establish institutional systems that incorporate citizens’ voices in decision-making, enhancing government responsiveness. They collaborate with various stakeholders, including local civil society, the diaspora, and international organizations, for the betterment of the MENA region.

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Years of Experience
Joint Statements

Egypt after the Rabaa Massacre: Ten years of repression, collective punishment, and impunity

In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the Rabaa massacre, 26 organizations express their condolences to the families who lost loved ones
Joint Statements

NGOs’ Joint Letter to Italian Prime Minister_President of the Chamber of Deputies_President of the Senate

To the kind attention of the Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, of the President of the Chamber of Deputies, his excellency Lorenzo
Joint Statements

Egypt | HuMENA and +40 CSOs Condemn Sentencing of Egyptian Academic and Researcher Patrick George Zaki

We, the undersigned civil society organizations, condemn the three-year prison sentence handed down to human rights researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for
Joint Statements

10 Years After Council Conclusions, EU States Must Finally Halt Arms Transfers To Egypt And Uphold Accountability

Brussels, 28 June 2023 The signatory organizations denounce the role of EU-manufactured arms systems in internal repression and human rights violations in
Joint Statements

Civil society urges French President Macron to consider Saudi Arabia’s horrific human rights record during Crown Prince’s visit to Paris

Palais de l’Élysée 55 Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré 75008, Paris France   21 June 2023   Subject: Visit of Crown Prince of Saudi
Joint Statements

NGOs letter to the French President: call for a new approach in relations with Egypt regarding human rights

June 20, 2023   NGOs letter to the French President: call for a new approach in relations with Egypt regarding human rights

Partners in Repression: Judicial harassments faced by the human rights defenders in Egypt

HuMENA for Human Rights and Civic Engagement launches the “Partners in Repression” report, which highlights judicial harassment and violations against human rights
Press Releases

Research Paper: The Right to Peaceful Assembly in Lebanon

In recent years, the global community has witnessed a rise in protests and demonstrations in response to issues afflicting the daily lives

MENA Diaspora Paving Road to Justice: What Is Strategic Litigation and Why It Matters

On the occasion of the “10 Days of Activism for MENA Diaspora” and in parallel with the efforts of the diaspora from the Middle

New study: MENA Diaspora Engagement

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Empowering Change through Our Diverse Programs

Supporting the Right to the Freedom of Peaceful Assembly
Producing knowledge program
The MENA Diaspora Engagement Program
Evidence-Based Policy Advocacy Program

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