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Lubna Dawany

Lubna Dawany

HRD, Lawyer & President
Sisterhood is Global Institute (Jordan)

Lubna Dawany is an attorney based in Amman, Jordan.  Dawany is the founding member of human rights based organisations, including, Mizan and Sisterhood Is Global Institute (SIGI), Jordan. She is also the founder of the Jordan Association for Protection from Family Violence.  Dawany has developed expertise in honour crime through her extensive campaign and support work with women at risk of torture and honour murder.


Despite constitutional reforms in 2011, numerous laws continue to restrict freedom of association, peaceful assembly and expression. These restrictions were reinforced over the past five years under the guise of national security and the fight against terrorism. As a result, human rights defenders (HRDs) continue to face significant challenges.