The 2013 Herman Schwartz Israel Human Rights Law Fellows
Reut is a feminist, human rights activist and a lawyer from Israel. As a student she became active in various initiatives, which included co-founding a Jewish-Arab students' faction as a framework for changing the non-democratic, sometimes racist, students' union at the University in her home town. She also took a leading role in socio-political and feminist struggles in the Israeli society, including taking a significant part in the Israeli Social Justice Protests Movement in Haifa in the summer of 2011, and in the Haifa LGBTQ's community’s struggle to gain recognition from the municipality, a struggle which is on-going.
Muna is a Palestinian Lawyer from Israel. She Studied Law and Psychology at the University of Haifa (2008). During that time she worked as a Research Assistant to the Dean of Research and worked at WAC-MA'AN, a Workers' Advice Center. Muna interned at the civil department of the Northern DA's Office and then worked as an attorney at a private law office. She obtained an LL.M degree in Commercial Law from Tel Aviv University (2012) and volunteered at Aswat - Palestinian Gay Women in Haifa Women's Coalition. Releasing that Human Rights Law is her true passion, Muna volunteered in a Human Right's NGO in Ghana and is now a NIF Law Fellow and an LL.M candidate at the American University Washington College of Law, specializing in Human Rights.