Karamatuna: An Investigation into the Sex Trafficking of Iraqi Women and Girls
The Karamatuna programme addresses human rights abuses of women and girls and supports their voices to be heard. In particular, this programme focuses on the trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation, particularly those from Iraq. The programme was launched in response to the severe lack of domestic and international exposure on this issue, which has become a seriou The Karamatuna programme involves the production of a preliminary research paper which analyses the sex-trafficking of Iraqi women and girls, primarily into Syria, but also across the MENA region in countries including the UAE, Kuwait, Lebanon and Jordan. Following the release of the preliminary research in November 2011, SCEME is embarking upon a programme of extensive field work to further increase international awareness of the realities of the situation, and to facilitate the development of grassroots projects to respond to this abuse of human rights and protect its victims. To learn more about sex-trafficking across the Middle East, please feel free to download the following documents:
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.