Category: News

After seven years of impasse, new report shows a way forward for Libya

Read the full report – Prospects for the Transitional Period and the Roadmap Karama is delighted to support the launch of a report looking at the problems that have stalled progress in Libya’s democratic transition, and details how progress can be made. Since the 2011 revolution, Libya has struggled to make progress towards democracy, with […]

Four years on, still no #JusticeForSalwa

Today we mark four years since the murder of our friend and colleague Salwa Bugaighis. Four years since one of the brightest lights for democracy and equality was extinguished. Four years without #JusticeForSalw, without a proper investigation and prosecutions for this terrible crime. At the time, we said that if activists and human rights defenders […]

African Women Leaders at Yale

Our founder and CEO recently visited Yale University and Washington DC as part of a delegation of women leaders from Africa. The delegation was led by Spain’s Fundación Mujerese Por África. As well as academics, the delegation met with leading foreign policy experts and influencers, including former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. […]

We demand #JusticeForNoura

We add our voice to the #JusticeForNoura campaign. It is a great injustice that Noura Hussein has been convicted and faces the death penalty. Noura is strong young woman, who has been turned by injustice and inequality into a victim many times over. She is a victim of forced marriage, of child marriage. She is […]

On International Women’s Day 2018 There’s No Time to Look Back

On the one day the world sets aside for women, I do not feel like celebrating. How can I when it is women and girls who continue to suffer disproportionately in crisis and conflict? Bombs  smash into the homes and families of Ghouta, leaving women to pick up the pieces. The livestock of Somali nomads […]

How Can Communities Be Resilient Against Extremism?

  Extremism and intolerance in the Maghreb and Sahel region are putting the safety and security of the community at risk. What can rights activists do to challenge these threats? Civil society groups and religious institutions from across the region met in Tunis last week to discuss how they can make communities resilient against extremism. […]

#YemenCantWait – Film Reveals Shocking Impact of Conflict on Yemen’s Women

The Sisters Arab Forum has launched a short filming revealing the shocking impact of conflict on Yemen’s women.  The film tells the stories of three women from Saada, Taiz and Hodeidah.  Each must deal with the human cost of war: experiencing violence, displacement with their children and the loss of their parents, and the trauma […]