KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
Educate both Muslims and non-Muslims about the just, gender equitable foundation of Islam; provide the community with Islamic jurisprudence that emphasizes gender equity and encourages intellectual growth, conflict resolution and leadership development; endorse advocacy and legal representation that promote KARAMAH's core value: that dignity is God-given.
KARAMAH, which means “dignity” in Arabic, was founded in 1993 by Dr. Azizah al-Hibri, a law professor and Islamic scholar at the University of Richmond. In creating KARAMAH, Dr. al-Hibri's foremost goal was to advance Muslim women's knowledge of their rights and to empower them in the march towards greater participation in their civil societies and the global community. What began in 1993 as a small group of dedicated individuals quickly grew into a vibrant and distinguished organization. Since 2003, KARAMAH has developed a set of intensive and highly-esteemed educational workshops in the U.S. and abroad.