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Title: Founder and CEO
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Fields of operation: Social, Politics
Hibaaq Osman founded Karama, a regional movement launched in 2005 working to build national, regional, and international coalitions to influence policies and stop violence against women. As Karama’s CEO, she works in partnership with civil society and youth leaders across the Middle East and Africa to promote women’s advancement, protection, and security, and advocate for their inclusion in decision-making and peacemaking frameworks. Ms. Osman has led delegations of high-profile women activists, experts and policymakers from the region to participate in high-level international fora including the annual meeting of UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York, ensuring women from the region lead discussions on how to address priority concerns. Also the founder of the Global Dignity Fund and co-founder of the Think Tank for Arab Women, Ms. Osman has launched civil society organizations in Libya, Syria, and Yemen. She is a member of UN Women’s Global Civil Society Advisory Group and is on the board of Donor Direct Action.