Muna Luqman

Yemeni Activist & Peacebuilder

Region(s): Middle East
Country of focus: Yemen

Muna Luqman (@MunaLuqman) is a Yemeni peacebuilder and activist for Women, Peace and Security. She is the founder and chairperson of Food4humanity and cofounder of the Women in Solidarity Network, the largest women’s network in Yemen.

In her work, Muna has opened corridors for humanitarian aid, settled conflicts between warring communities, and negotiated with armed groups over child hostages. In the international arena, she continues to advocate for peace and women’s rights in Yemen.

She formerly served with several international NGOs including Save the Children, ADRA-Canada, Handicap International, and HSA Corporate Group.

In 2019, Muna was awarded the eighth International Young Women’s Peace Award. 

“US policymakers need to hear from people like Muna Luqman, whose organization Food4Humanity has not only built girls’ schools, delivered food aid and rebuilt water systems amid Yemen’s war, but has helped to nurture a network of women peacebuilders with grassroots ties to and deep-rooted trust in communities — a vital asset to the success of any peace effort.” – Yifat Susskind and Diana Duarte