Misk Al-Junaid

Executive Director, Tawakkol Karman Foundation

Region(s): Middle East
Country of focus: Yemen
Based in Istanbul


Current Occupation: Executive Director, Tawakkol Karman Foundation
Organization/Institution: Tawakkol Karman Foundation
Language: English, Arabic

Misk Al-Junaid (@Miskjunaid) is the Executive Director of the Tawakkol Karman Foundation and co-founder of the Women4Yemen Network. The Foundation, established in 2016 by Yemeni Nobel Peace laureate Tawakkol Karman, provides leadership training, education, humanitarian and other programs.

Misk is a writer, trainer, researcher and human rights activist. In Yemen, Misk worked with several local, national and international organizations on conflict management, democracy-building, women’s rights, and youth integration. She has expertise  in leadership training and strategic planning and is an expert in capacity building and evaluation of civil society organizations.

The Tawakkol Karman Foundation is an endowment fund that strives to be a pioneer in the development, peacemaking, democratization, and good governance sectors, through the provision of development programs and training, mobilization and advocacy, aid, and relief programs.

The foundation empowers women to take the lead in their communities, in cooperation with governments, civil society organizations, the private sector, and donor community, to serve humanity. The Foundation believes in values of freedom, solidarity and peace and considers democracy, rule of law and fair development ways to achieve positive and sustainable change.

Misk has also worked as a producer and presenter for Belqees TV. Belqees is an independent broadcaster in Turkey reporting exclusively on Yemeni news. Misk has a degree in Chemistry from Taiz Universtiy in Yemen. She lives in Turkey.