How can female leadership contribute to human rights?

Is there a link between female leadership and upholding human rights? On Wednesday the 18th of September at 19:30 we will hear stories of three inspiring speakers from different countries in the Middle East Northern Africa (MENA) region. They are using imagination and innovation to promote knowledge and sensitivity towards a more equal, just and peaceful world. A wake up call to us all.


Radhya Al-Mutawakel from Yemen, co-founder and chairperson of the Yemeni Mwatana Organization for Human Rights, is conducting investigative field research and documentation about the atrocities continuously going on in Yemen. She is one of Time magazine’s 2019 most influential people in the world.

Hama Zeidan from Palestinian Territories – Hama Zeidan is Director of the Advocacy & Social Accountability unit at AMAN-Transparency Palestine”, the local chapter of Transparency International. Next to this she is Commissionaire at the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights.

Ghida Anani from Lebanon, is founder and director of the ABAAD-Resource Center for Gender Equality, striving for equal rights and elimination of violence against women. She has been awarded by theWorldbank in 2018 as one of 10 inspiring women entrepreneurs making a difference across MENA.

The moderator is Sahar Shirzad. Sahar has a study background in International law, with a specialization in human rights. Since 2016, Sahar has been actively moderating programs and events on social issues. With this she wants to be an example for other young women and to inspire them to take the lead in public conversations. Sahar is also the creator of The Refugee Millennials, a platform where young people with a bi-cultural background can engage with each other.

This event is part of the Just Peace week in The Hague and co-organised by Humanity House and RVO.

Do sign up and join the dialogue with these icons! The event is free but only limited spaces available.