Chaia Luali is program coordinator for the organisation Non-Violence Action in Western Sahara (NOVA). Chaia is also an active member of the National Union of Saharawi Women. She was born and raised in the Saharawi refugee camps near Tindouf, Algeria, and received an education in project management at Madrid University. She has conducted several dialogue projects for children and youth with focus on human rights. Chaia is also an active volunteer in other Saharawi organisations such as the Association of the Families of Saharawi Disappeared (AFAPREDESA) and the National Union of Saharawi Youth.
Non-Violence Action in Western Sahara (NOVA) is a movement operating mainly in the Saharawi refugee camps. The organization is struggling to show that a peaceful path to a free Western Sahara is possible. They work, among other things, to open space for dialogue and to promote a culture of non-violence.