ExpertiseConflict Resolution and Peace-building
Democracy and Political Participation
Peace Negotiations and Mediation
Women Human Rights Defenders
Women Must Lead the Way Out of Yemen’s Climate and Conflict Crises The Progressive Nov 1, 2022
Muna Luqman on fighting for peace in Yemen The Mediators Studio Mar 1, 2022
Yemeni women press for greater inclusion in peace talks National News Apr 7, 2022
Five Questions on Yemen’s Humanitarian Challenges Yemen Policy Center Feb 2022
Yemen relief groups concerned UN experts report may hurt aid work Al Jazeera Mar 26, 2021
‘Egregious record’: Yemen’s Houthis denounced for blocking aid Al Jazeera Sept 14, 2020
Conversation with Muna Luqman: How Food4Humanity is Working Overtime to Save Yemen Medium.com Jul 28, 2020
How Food4Humanity Is Yemen’s Lifeline Amidst War And Covid-19 Pandemic Forbes May 26, 2020
On the frontline of war, Yemeni women are building peace Equal Times April 27, 2020
Yemeni women demand equal representation in peace process The National April 18, 2019
From Yemen to South Sudan, climate and water stress seen worsening conflict Reuters Aug 28, 2019
Peace Heroes: Muna Luqman and the Role of Women in War-Stricken Yemen ICAN Mar 18, 2019
Muna Luqman (@MunaLuqman) is a Yemeni peacebuilder and activist for Women, Peace and Security. She is the founder and chairperson of @Food4humanity and co-founder 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 advocates for peace and women’s rights in Yemen. She has briefed the UN Security Council, the UN Human Rights Council and the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen.
She is a member of the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership which brings together women’s rights and peace practitioners, organizations, and networks engaged in preventing extremism and promoting peace, rights and pluralism, to enable their systematic and strategic collaboration. The acronym Wasl means to ‘connect’ in Arabic, Urdu and Persian.
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