5 February

Elham Manea

Political Scientist and Consultant FOLLOW ELHAM PD Dr. Elham Manea is of dual nationalities, Yemeni and Swiss. She is a political scientist specialized in the Arab Middle East, a writer, and a human rights advocate. She has published academic and non-fiction books in English, German, and Arabic in addition to two novels in Arabic. She […]

19 January

Hina Shamsi

Director, ACLU National Security Project FOLLOW HINA Hina Shamsi is the Director of the ACLU’s National Security Project, which is dedicated to ensuring that U.S. national security policies and practices are consistent with the Constitution, civil liberties, and human rights. She has litigated cases upholding the freedoms of speech and association, and challenging targeted killing, […]

24 June

Tahirih Danesh

Independent Human Rights Researcher FOLLOW TAHIRIH Tahirih Danesh is a Human Rights Researcher and Documenter specialising in the case of minorities in Iran and women throughout the Middle East and North Africa. She is an independent consultant dedicated to in-depth investigation, research and documentation, analysis and reporting of human rights abuses; focusing on allegations of […]

27 April

Maryam Jamshidi

Expert on Civil Society and Transitional Justice in the Arab World  FOLLOW MARYAM Maryam Jamshidi is a lawyer and writer with nearly ten years of experience working on issues relating to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Her prior experiences include providing legal representation to a number of regional governments, working at a local […]

20 October

Maryam Al-Khawaja

Bahraini Human Rights Defender FOLLOW MARYAM From a family with a long tradition of human rights activism, Maryam Al-Khawaja is a leading voice for citizenship rights and political reform in Bahrain and the Gulf region. In 2012 Maryam was the recipient of the Stieg Larsson Prize for her work to promote democracy and human rights. […]