American University School of Communication
American University was inspired by George Washington, who expressed a desire for a national university to be located in the nation’s capital. It was later founded by an Act of Congress in 1893. American University has hosted Karamah’s Law and Leadership Summer Program, and Karamah has enjoyed working closely with professors and students from the university. Most recently, Professor Brigid Maher from American University’s School of Communication collaborated with Karamah to provide educational opportunities for film students and to broaden Karamah’s global reach through the use of diverse media tools.
Arab Women’s Legal Network (AWLN)
The Arab Women’s Legal Network (AWLN) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization founded in 2004 by women legal professionals representing 15 Arab countries. Under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, AWLN launched its first General Assembly in 2005, which also served as its first training program. During that 2005 conference, AWLN hosted and trained over 570 women from 18 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region. Since then, AWLN has administered 20 events throughout the Middle East and North Africa focused on (1) professional training and development (2) creating publications (3) a mentoring program and (4) women’s advocacy. In addition to these conferences, AWLN also publish an Arabic language law journal, Ryada, which provides a forum for research by female legal professionals in the region. Karamah and AWLN have worked together to develop programs that bring legal leaders together to advance Muslim women's rights in the Middle East and North Africa.
El-Hibri Charitable Foundation (ECF)
The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation aims to foster interfaith dialogue and to find common ground and solutions for global challenges affecting humankind. The foundation’s goals are achieved by providing grants to other charitable organizations whose work is compatible with their mission and by sponsoring educational forums, dialogues and other consensus-building activities on subjects compatible with their mission. For the past eight years, ECF has directly supportedKaramah’s operations and provided a venue for Karamah’s team, enabling us to implement engaging programs that are in-line with ECF’s mission.
Meridian International Center
Meridian International Center, founded in 1960, is a leading non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening international understanding through the exchange of people, ideas and culture. Karamah has hosted numerous Meridian delegations of Muslim leaders and experts from around the world, as part of the International Visitor Leaders Program. During these visits, Karamahencourages leaders to foresee the potential roles that Muslim women could play in various efforts to improve civic society. Also, Karamah provides a platform for Muslim leaders to openly discuss the effect of laws, customs, and religion in the United States and abroad on gender equality.
Sisters in Solidarity to Educate, Respond & Serve (S.I.S.T.E.R.S)
S.I.S.T.E.R.S is a non-profit, grassroots organization committed to promoting the ties of sisterhood and empowering women through education, outreach and charitable work. S.I.S.T.E.R.S aspires to cooperate with, and enhance, the efforts of like-minded organizations in order to further contribute to the advancement of women and women’s work. On Saturday, April 17, 2010, Karamah was honored at a fundraising tea event held by S.I.S.T.E.R.S at Dar Al-Noor mosque in Manassas, Virginia. During the event, the women of S.I.S.T.E.R.S. raised funds to help sponsor three students to attend Karamah's 2010 Law & Leadership Summer Program. Through further collaboration, Karamah hopes to continue educating Muslim women in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area about their rights under Islam.
The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is a top-ranked, global provider of executive education that develops better leaders through its exclusive focus on leadership education and research. CCL helps clients around the world to cultivate creative leadership—the capacity to achieve more than imagined by thinking and acting beyond boundaries. Karamah has worked with CCL, and lecturers from CCL, on our leadership programs in the US and Europe. CCL has been instrumental in advising Karamah about how to develop unique and culturally sensitive leadership courses for Muslim women in the United States and Europe.
The George Washington University Law School
Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the District of Columbia, and has actively engaged the Washington, DC community. The GW Law School, has served as the location of Karamah’s Law and Leadership Summer Program, and has been a supporter of Karamah’s programs.
The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) is a public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. These GLIN members contribute the full texts of their published documents to the database in their original languages. Karamah became an associate member of its GLIN in 2008. This partnership allows us to submit unique legal research created by our Jurist Network members, making it available to anyone worldwide with access to the internet.
The National Association of al-Hidn
The National Association of al-Hidn is a non profit organization in Morocco that provides social services for women and families. It is a volunteer-based organization made up of community leaders, women doctors, and social workers who are committed to helping families. They offer a broad range of services including health care, general education, and counseling. Al-Hidn’s approach is based on the idea that family is the vital foundation upon which social, economic, cultural and political development are built. Karamah has provided al-Hidn with educational materials, and plans to continue working with the association to provide education and leadership development to North African women.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
Karamah has worked closely with the Department of Justice on behalf of the Muslim community in the United States. In the past, Karamah has conducted cultural training for law enforcement officials, helping them better serve Muslim women suffering from domestic violence. The Department of Justices and Karamahparticipate in regular forums, where Karamah addresses issues that directly impact the civil rights of Muslim men and women with various agencies and branches of the United States government. Through this consistent dialogue, Karamah supports the DOJ’s goal of providing a platform for understanding between the Muslim community and the United States government.
The U.S. Department of State
US Embassies have provided support for Law and Leadership Summer Program participants to attend workshops in Washington, D.C.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania — founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school — is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. Wharton professors and lecturers speak regularly at Karamah’s Law and Leadership Summer Program, and their graduate students have worked withKaramah on strategic planning. Wharton also offers Karamah’s executives the chance to participate in their Leadership Conference each year.
Unity Productions Foundation (UPF)
Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) is a non-profit educational foundation. They work through the media to produce films and documentaries that serve the causes of peace and understanding. Their current projects are focused on creating greater understanding about Muslims and Islam. Karamah has collaborated with UPF on hosting various events to address policymakers and the public-at-large about issues that concern Muslims living in America, such as profiling, tolerance, and pluralism. Currently, Karamah has incorporated distinguished UPF films in our educational programs for Muslim women leaders around the world.
University of Richmond School of Law
Karamah was founded in 1993 at the University of Richmond School of Law, where Dr. Azizah al-Hibri has taught since 1992. Originally headquartered at the Law School, Karamah moved in 2002 to offices Washington DC. Since its founding,Karamah has enjoyed a close relationship with both undergraduates and law students at the University of Richmond, including dozens who have served as volunteers and interns for Karamah. Undergraduates and law students have provided vital support for Karamah workshops and have helped conduct research into Islamic law and human rights issues Karamah addresses.