A committed group from the MENA region

The long-running conflicts in the Middle East have destroyed countries ‘assets including infrastructures and engulfed many lives while displacements still continue due to the periodically sliding conflicts and the rapid political changes in the region. These changes caused mass destruction of public and private sectors and weakness in administrations. As a result, violations of human rights are increasing on a daily basis in the MENA region, and unfortunately, the law which is supposed to protect us is becoming a burden to exercise our basic rights, or worse, even a threat.
In response to that, HuMENA for Human Rights and Civic Engagement came to light in April 2018 by a group of human rights experts and civil society actors, and academicians from the Middle East and North Africa.
HuMENA aims to advocate the adoption of the Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) through applying change to power relations, strengthening accountability, promoting non-discrimination, and encouraging partnerships among NGOs in the region.
HuMENA also supports Democracy and democratic transitions in the Middle East and advocates protection for all human being to create a positive environment for civil activism and civic engagement throughout the Middle East


MENA region where all citizens and residents enjoy a democratic, just, and equitable environment that values and protects the rights of everyone


Working on protecting all individuals and groups rights in the Middle East and North Africa, especially the most vulnerable, and promoting human rights, civil liberties, freedom of expression, and participation that are essential for social stabilization, a durable peace, and active citizenship.

Our Core Values

Meet Our Team

Sarah Sheik Ali
Executive Director
Mostafa Fouad
Deputy Director
Mohammad Ali Moghabat
Development and Outreach
Sarah Gebrael
Jihene Arbi
Legal Researcher
Mohammad Farahat
Legal Advisor
Celine Merhej
Research & Coordination

Board of Trustees

Salam Kawakibi
Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Rouba Mhaissen
Board Member
Ahmed Samih
Board Member
Feryel Charfedine
Board Member
Muzna Duraid
Board Member