About us

FEMENA was established in August 2017 and aims to support women human rights defenders (WHRDs), their organizations and their movements in the MENA and Asia regions. FEMENA is particularly focused on contexts where civil society activism is restricted as a result of State pressure, political transition, conflict and growing extremism. FEMENA seeks to raise awareness and provide analysis about social and political developments in the MENA and Asia regions and their impact on women and women’s civil society activism, while facilitating opportunities for south-south and cross regional learning and exchange between activists and practitioners.