Women standing strong together
The UN-accredited women network KARAMA (Arabic for dignity) is active in North-Africa and the Middle-East. KARAMA fights for improving the position and rights of women in the Arabic world and brings women- and societal organisations together. She gives women a voice, informs and helps them to organise themselves better. The daily activities of the KARAMA-members are complicated by frequent death threats and targeted attacks by extremists against these social active women.
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Elisabeth van der Steenhoven, Director of KARAMA Europe: “We have moved our European headquarters from Brussels to The Hague, because in The Hague the diversity of important and innovative aspects comes together. The presence of the Peace Palace and the International Criminal Court (ICC / CPI) in this city is in line with our campaigns for justice during and after conflict. And the Province of Zuid-Holland in general and the Municipality of The Hague in particular has an impressive cluster of innovative startups and companies where our brave activists could benefit from in the resistance against ISIS.”
KARAMA settles in the HSD Campus International Center at the World Trade Center, The Hague. The KARAMA women compete in all openness, also for their safety, and each advice helps them in their fight.
“From The Hague, the International City of Peace, Justice and Security, people work together every day to create a more peaceful, fairer and safer world,” says Chris van Voorden, Director of Foreign Investments at InnovationQuarter. “For NGOs and women’s organizations of the United Nations like KARAMA, the connection to the strong The Hague IT community is very valuable. We are ready to introduce KARAMA to innovative entrepreneurs in West Holland, and wish Elisabeth and her female colleagues a successful start, also on behalf of the HSD Campus.”