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Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights

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Advancement of Women

Affiliation with other organizations: KARAMAH currently a member of the United Nations Department of Public Information. KARAMAH is also an Associate Member of the Global Legal Information Network (GLIN), which is run by the United States Law Library of Congress. As an Associate Member of GLIN, KARAMAH collects and submits scholarly articles, books, and other scholarship produced by the members of its Jurist Network.
Publications: Karamah produces monthly newsletters discussing its various projects and commenting on issues concerning Muslim women. The publications are entitled "KARAMAH News and Notes". KARAMAH also produces and collects academic writings on Women's Rights and the advancement of women. Below is a list of those publications and their dates from KARAMAH's website: "An Introduction to Muslim Women's Rights" 2000 "Islam, Law and Custom: Redefining Muslim Women's Rights" 1997 "Laicité, Women's Rights, and the Headscarf Issue in France"2004 "Redefining Muslim Women's Roles in the Next Century" 2001 "Muslim Women's Rights In the Global Village: Challenges and Opportunities" 1999 "Her Honor: An Islamic Critique of the Rape Laws of Pakistan from a Woman-Sensitive Perspective" 1997 "Zina, Rape, and Islamic Law: An Islamic Legal Analysis of The Rape Laws in Pakistan" 2005 "Muslim Women's Status in North Africa" (in French) 2003 "Islamic Constitutionalism and the Concept of Democracy" 1993 "Marriage in Pakistan - Divorce in Maryland - A Sequel" 2009 "A Marriage in Pakistan - A Divorce in Maryland" 2008
Statements or documents submitted
to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women:
KARAMAH has drafted general recommendations for CEDAW in a concept paper entitled "Economic Consequences of Marriage and Its Dissolution". KARAMAH has been working with members of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women to submit this document, and plans to do so soon.

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