Muna Luqman

Yemeni Activist & Peacebuilder

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


Current Occupation: Yemeni Activist & Peacebuilder
Organization/Institution: Food4Humanity, Women in Solidarity Network
Language: English, Arabic

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