Team

Most of our members, staff and volunteers prefer to stay anonymous for fear of reprisals. But here are two faces of Bahrain Center for Human Rights that you can talk to.

Nedal Al-Salman
President

Nedal is a Bahraini human rights defender who previously headed BCHR’s Women & Children’s Rights Advocacy. She is also the convenor of IFEX & also the Vice President of the FIDH. She is the president of Mena Media monitoring group & voting or associate member of various organization like CIVICUS, Association for Women’s Rights in Development AWID, Global Network for Civil Society Organizations GDNR, WHRDMENA-Coalition and others. Nedal is residing in Bahrain. 

Email her on nedal@bahrainrights.org

Sayed Yusuf Almuhafdha
International Affairs Director

Sayed Yusuf Almuhafdha is a prominent Bahraini human rights activist and expert with 15 years of experience, specializing in Anti Discrimination, Anti Racism, Citizenship and Rule of law, Right to Equality. He has completed his degree in human rights in Bard College in Berlin in 2021 and is currently doing his Master’s in human rights at the Central European University. He has also attended several human rights training programs besides a United Nations tools’ & mechanisms program and has been active both locally and internationally.

Email him on SAlmuhafdha@bahrainrights.org

Advisors

Kristina Stockwood
Human Rights Advocate

Kristina Stockwood is a human rights advocate and consultant based in Canada with over 30 years of experience with human rights NGOs and independent media. She was Chair of the Advisory Board of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) from its founding in 2011 to 2019, and is now GCHR’s Fundraising and Development Manager. Specialising in campaigns and advocacy, support to human rights defenders, women’s rights and freedom of expression, she also provides support to human rights NGOs in the Middle East and North Africa. She is on the Board of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR). Previously, she worked for IFEX, the international freedom of expression network, for 20 years until 2014. Her journalism background includes Senior News Editor at the McGill Daily, news editor at the Montreal Mirror, and writer with Lies of Our Times, a media criticism journal. She holds an MA in media studies from the New School for Social Research in New York.

Email her on Kristina@bahrainrights.org