Michal Barak became co-chair of Sikkuy-Aufoq in May 2022. She is among the founders of Women Wage Peace and Itach-Maaki – Women Lawyers for Social Justice. A lawyer and academic, she has devoted many years to the field of education for values of equality and democracy: She established and directed the Unit for Diversity and Inclusion at the Hebrew University, and worked on education for citizenship and democracy at the Gila Center there and at the Center for Educational Technology and the Open University. Michal holds a bachelor’s degree in law and a master’s in theoretical linguistics. She has worked on the development of learning materials for citizenship education, on professional development for teachers, and on educational policy.