Yara WHRD Center
The Yara WHRD Center is a space for WHRDs from the MENA and Asia regions, to come together and learn about the importance of self-care, wellness and security. It’s a space where WHRDs can share their own experiences and strategies for ensuring resilience and sustained activism despite pressures and challenges. We strive to provide WHRDs with critical and up to date information from the region and other contexts, from a feminist perspecrive, about the need and value of practicing selfcare, and ensuring wellness and security at the personal, organizational and movement levels.
Building and Sustaining our Movements is a program of FEMENA which aims to examine and document the efforts of feminist movements in MENA and Asia regions. Through interviews with feminist activists, women human rights defenders, and leaders, FEMENA aims to create a space for south-south learning and exchange. Interviews highlight challenges, innovative strategies, lessons learned and successes of feminist movements, organizations, and activists, which can inform the work of others tackling similar issues.
FEMENA supports women human rights defenders (WHRDs), their organizations, and feminist movements in the MENA and Asia regions, with a particular focus on contexts where civic space is shrinking or closed as well as contexts impacted by conflict and extremism.
The Impact of Lebanon’s Economic Crisis on “Fe-Male Feminist Collective”
End Online Harassment Against WHRDs
FEMENA supports WHRDs, their organizations, and feminist movements through three main program areas
Protect & Expand Civic Space
Yara WHRD Center
The work of FEMENA is carried out through the following interlinked and wrap-around approaches and activities