On Friday, May 11, KARAMAH was visited by Soumia El Majdoub. Ms. El Majdoub is the Founder and Managing Director of Alter Partners, the first Belgian consultancy bureau that focuses on diversity training, coaching, advising, marketing, communication, and market exploration.This meeting represented a joining of like minds in which KARAMAH and Ms. El Majdoub emphasized leadership in every sector of society while discussing the expansion of KARAMAH EU, developing Muslim leadership in business in Europe and abroad, and nurturing the vital existence of interfaith and intercultural communication and cooperation.
This month Executive Director Aisha Rahman launched KARAMAH’s latest initiative to combat domestic violence, focusing on Muslim communities. Ms. Rahman was invited to the Mansfield Center at the University of Montana to partake on a legal panel at a conference entitled “Holding Up Half the Sky: Women’s Leadership and Development.”
On Saturday, March 24, KARAMAH hosted an educational briefing on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), its mandate and processes, as well as its decision to recommend the addition of Turkey to the list of Countries of Particular Concern (CPC). This educational briefing featured two of the nine Commissioners from USCIRF:
On Thursday March 28, 2012, Dr. Azizah al-Hibri and Engy Abdelkader met with U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole together with a select group of American Muslim, Arab and South Asian advocacy group representatives. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Guidelines recently issued by Deputy Attorney General Cole to be adhered to in trainings conducted by all components of the U.S. Department of Justice. Additional civil rights issues of critical concern to members of the American Muslim community were similarly addressed, including the continuing series of reports by the Associated Press regarding unlawful surveillance of Muslims by the New York Police Department.
On March 24, KARAMAH hosted Tayyibah Taylor, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Azizah Magazine, to speak on the portrayal of American Muslim women in the media. Ms. Taylor opened with a discussion of the current strategy of the media, which today prioritizes the “bottom line” over “content.” Thus, Ms. Taylor elucidated, “more salacious and more provocative” [...]