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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 […]

KARAMAH Honoring Women in Leadership

On November 30, 2010, KARAMAH hosted a Women in Leadership Lunch to honor the achievements of women leaders in our local community and around the world. Ambassador Houda Ezra Ebrahim Nonoo, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the U.S., was the keynote speaker. SEE PHOTOS »

KARAMAH-EU Conference in Belgium

In October 12, 2010, Dr. Azizah al-Hibri addressed the Muslim European community of Belgium at the Promotiezaal at Grauwzeusters (University of Antwerp, Antwerpen), speaking on her article, “An Introduction to Muslim Women’s Rights.” Dr. al-Hibri re-examined traditional Islamic jurisprudence from a Muslim woman’s perspective, and provided commentary on how to overcome the challenges that European […]

KARAMAH Presents a Briefing on New CEDAW Concept Paper at the United Nations

In October 2010, presented a briefing on the new CEDAW Concept Paper at the United Nations. The briefing addressed issues related to the rights of Muslim women and Islamic law currently under debate within the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) at the United Nations, and initiatives that KARAMAH has taken to […]

KARAMAH meets with Pakistani Delegation

On Tuesday, April 20, 2010, KARAMAH hosted a visit with nine religious leaders, educators, and government officials from Pakistan. The group was visiting the United States on a trip sponsored by the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program for a special educational project, “Religion in America: Religious Pluralism and Tolerance.” Participants included: – Ms. Mais […]