• Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • HeadquartersYemen

Mwatana for Human Rights

Mwatana is an independent Yemeni organization involved in defending human rights. Mwatana started in 2007, but the former regime of president Ali Abdullah Saleh declined to provide the organization with the permit even after re-submitting the request for several years. With the 2011 uprising that ended Saleh’s regime, Mwatana was able to obtain the necessary permit on April 23, 2013. In 2018, the Baldwin Award recognized our work. Human Rights First announced awarding the 2018 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty to Mwatana. In the same year, the 10th International Hrant Dink Award was granted to Mwatana for .informing the world about the status of human rights in Yemen and for struggling against rights violations in the country Vision A society where justice and full access to rights is guaranteed to everyone. Their message Mwatana advocates for human rights through the verification and documentation of violations, provision of legal support to victims, lobbying, as well as awareness raising and capacity building.
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Company Offices

  • Yemen (headquarters)
  • Sanaa
  • Dairi St. (5,107.55 mi) Sanaa, Yemen