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President Obama Appoints Founder and Chair of KARAMAH, Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

On June 7, 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, Founder and Chair of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).
After the announcement of her appointment to the two-year term, Leonard Leo, the Chair of USCIRF, remarked: “My fellow Commissioners and I are most pleased to welcome Professor al-Hibri to the Commission. She comes with a distinguished record of service as a human rights advocate devoted to the protection of freedom of religion for people of all faiths, and we look forward to working with her”.

Dr. al-Hibri Speaks at Montpelier, James Madison’s Historical Home

On April 30, 2011, Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, Founder and Chair of Karamah, was invited by the President of Montpelier, Michael Quinn, to participate in a panel discussion with constitutional expert Professor Dick Howard of the University of Virginia Law School. The panel was entitled “Revolution and Constitution: From America’s Founding to the Middle East.” Montpelier […]

KARAMAH Conducts Three Workshops in Egypt Concerning Islam, the Rule of Law and Women’s Rights

At a critical time in the history of Egypt, when foreign organizations, including NGO’s, are not widely trusted, KARAMAH and its Director of Research, Ms. Nevine Abdullah, organized and held three outstanding workshops in collaboration with several distinguished local partners from March 27-April 7, 2011.

KARAMAH Co-Hosts Film Screening and Panel Discussion: “What a Billion Muslims Really Think”

On Friday, April 9, 2010, KARAMAH, in cooperation with the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation and Unity Productions Foundation, held a film screening of Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think and a panel discussion, “What a Billion Muslims Really Think: Human Rights and Muslim Women.” The panel discussion focused on issues relating to human rights […]

KARAMAH Holds Islamic Law and Leadership Workshops in Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium

In March 2010, KARAMAH held a two-part program in Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium, which included interactive training sessions in leadership and advanced Islamic law. Muslim women in Europe face unique challenges deriving from cultural misconceptions and a lack of understanding regarding their religious and legal rights. In some cases, these faulty judgments pose as obstacles […]