El - Karama
Karama is a regional NGO based in Cairo, Egypt, with an office in Amman, Jordan. Operating throughout the MENA region, Karama has built a coalition with partners in fourteen countries—including Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. Karama works with women, men, youth, academics, activists, community leaders, politicians, parliamentarians, and others in an effort to cancel or reform discriminatory laws and practices and promote women’s advancement, security, and protection in all aspects of public and private life, by providing training, resources, convening, advocacy, lobbying, and media work for our partners. Since 2005, Karama has affected advocacy, capacity-building, knowledge-sharing and exchange, and policymaking at the national, regional, and international levels. Karama is not an ECOSOC NGO. Through collaboration with partners that are ECOSOC NGOs such as Equality Now, Alliance for Arab Women, UAF, and WILPF, Karama has coordinated regional delegations of Arab women’s rights NGOs to sessions of the UN Commission on Women, the CEDAW Committee, the Human Rights Council and the Universal Periodic Review.