In the aftermath of the Gaza War, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces a critical juncture in the realm of human rights and democracy. The conflict has not only challenged traditional understandings of international law but also exposed the inconsistent stance of Western countries, notably the US, UK, and Germany, on regional human rights issues. This series of blogs and workshops aims to explore these shifting dynamics, addressing both the challenges and opportunities for human rights defenders in this new landscape.

Our goal is to foster a resilient human rights community capable of operating under challenging conditions, highlighting the need for new alliances and strategies. Through these discussions, we aim to develop a comprehensive agenda for human rights advocacy in the MENA region, adapting to and overcoming the complexities of this transformed environment.