Caroline Sakina Brac de la Perrière, was born in 1958 in Algiers. She is a historian and also a trained psychologist.
She has been part of the Algerian women’s movement since its beginnings during the 1980s. Before living at the end of 1993 she organized links, on behalf of the FNUAP in Algiers, between women’s associations and those funders present in Algeria.
She has worked in France in the international coordination office of the solidarity network Women under Muslim law (WLUML); in 1995 as the coordinator for North African countries and from 1996 to 1999 as a director of the international coordination office. In this post she has consecrated part of her time to seeking financial support for various projects coming from the network.
Since then she founded, with Turkish, French, Algerian and Spanish women’s rights activists, the association New Ways – an International Alliance for social innovation whose aim is to create a shared network of information and experiences.
Using this network she has been able, on a voluntary basis, to help women’s organizations in Algeria, Turkey and Morocco find financial support for their projects.
She is the founding member of the Mediterranean Women’s Fund, where she makes use of her experience in various women’s associations such as “20 ans Bakarat” at a local level in Algeria, the “Collective 95 Maghreb Equality” and the Mediterranean “Coalition for sexual and bodily rights in Muslim society” at a regional level in order to best help the needs of the women’s movement in the Mediterranean region.