Femena: Right, Peace, Inclusion

Femena: Right, Peace, Inclusion
Supporting WHRDs & progressive feminist movements in MENA & Asia.

Contact info

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 holistic 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 perspective, about the need for a culture of care, the importance of practicing self-care, and ensuring wellness and security at the personal, organizational and movement levels.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The name Yara, is derived from the Persian word Yar, meaning companion, friend, supporter. We hope the Yara Center will be a support to WHRDs at critical times in their activism.  

Physical and Organizational Security

Recommendation on Arrest and Detention

WHRDs may face different types of charges and interrogators may treat them differently. Understanding about what you may encounter at the time of arrest and then during detention, can help you through this difficult experience and reduce the mental, emotional and physical harm…

Wellness and Self care

Practicing Individual and Collective Self-Care at FRIDA

Since FRIDA’s community is spread all across the globe, we are usually working 24 hours every day, given that someone or the other is online in their respective time zones. In such a scenario, it becomes very important to ensure that every team member maintains her/her work/life balance…

Online Security

How to Encounter Organized Online Attacks and Smear Campaigns

It is necessary for human rights defenders to insist on the right to protection from abuse and the right to freedom of expression in virtual space and make companies like twitter accountable. Speaking out about sexist digital abuse, and its harsh …