KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights in Partnership with Raksha, Inc.
Date: October 9-11
Location: Embassy Suites St. Paul Downtown (175 East 10th Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55101)
KARAMAH, Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, is a U.S. based non-profit organization whose vision and mission is informed by the view that a just society values the informed participation of its members through the pursuit of knowledge, access to opportunities, and equity among all. Through education, legal outreach, and advocacy, KARAMAH contributes to the understanding and promotion of human rights worldwide. Particularly, the rights of Muslim women under Islamic and civil law has witnessed a demonstrated need for improved legal services and assistance to Muslim victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or other cases of intimate partner violence. For almost twenty years, KARAMAH’s Family Law department has worked to expand access to services needed by domestic violence victims and has witnessed a demonstrated need for improved legal services and assistance to Muslim victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or other cases of intimate partner violence.
KARAMAH, in partnership with Raksha, Inc., is hosting a three –day training focused on domestic violence in the American Muslim community. The goal of the training is to build the knowledge and skills of advocates to effectively serve Muslim victims of domestic violence. Training content will include discussion of culture and community, legal remedies for immigrant victims, as well as practical skills for service providers to assess the services and barriers for Muslim victims. By the end of the training, service providers will have a better understanding of the diversity within the Muslim community. This training will also address common misconceptions about Islam and Islamic law—understanding these nuanced issues will help service providers provide appropriate and meaningful service to their diverse clients.
*THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS October 1.