In 2013, The Arab foundation for Freedoms and Equality organized the first Alumni meeting, a yearly event originally organized in the context of the Social Change Program (SCP), and aimed to bring together the alumni of the SCP. After four years, the Alumni meeting evolved to become a regional space/conference on gender and sexuality in the MENA region. The conference aims to tackle thematic areas under the banner of gender and sexuality to highlight new research and bring to the forefront new topic areas and the latest debates both in academia and from the field. This will help not just AFE but also other groups and individuals understand the knowledge gaps and needs of the region in terms of research, information and advocacy. The conference will also serve as a Networking space creating the opportunity for individuals from around the region and working on the region to come together and build relationships and explore partnerships.