31 March

Raghda Abu-Shahla

Humanitarian and Peace Activist Raghda Abu-Shahla is a humanitarian worker and a committed activist for a better future towards peace, security and democracy in Palestine. Her work in Gaza with national and international organizations has enriched her understanding of issues of peace and security. She worked on EU and UK health development projects geared towards […]

10 April

Joumana Jabri

Strategist for Social Issues FOLLOW JOUMANA “The region named the ‘Arab World’ has so much potential. That’s where my passion lies: unfolding that potential towards a more mature society.” Joumana Al Jabri Joumana’s work revolves around developing and mobilising strategies and processes aimed at addressing critical social issues in select countries in the Arab region. […]

5 February

Honey Al-Sayed

Creative Consultant FOLLOW HONEY “For positive change to occur in the Middle East – civil and social reform must take place and we need to make an effort to understand and accept each other. We must build strong cultural bridges between the Middle East and the West. The only way to do this is through […]

30 January

Samar Samir Mezghanni

Writer and Academic “The Arab Spring revolutionised our streets and our politics but not our societies. We still need an intellectual revolution where we don’t simply copy the western model but develop our own model of freedom and democracy; a model that takes into account the things that matter to us. Religion will always be […]

16 December

Dala Ghandour

Family Lawyer specialist in Sharia’a Law Dala is a young Lebanese lawyer and mediator who specialises in family law, mainly in Sharia’a issues, with a specific focus on women’s rights. As a certified CPM and CEDR mediator, Dala is a consultant at the Lebanese Mediation Centre at the Chamber of Commerce of Beirut and Mount-Lebanon. […]