Founder and President of Women I Islam Inc.
AISHA H.L. AL-ADAWIYA is the Founder and President of Women In Islam Inc., an organization of Muslim women which focuses on human rights and social justice. Ms. al-Adawiya organizes and participates in conferences, symposia and other forums on Islam, Gender Equity, Conflict Resolution, Cross-Cultural Understanding, and represents Muslim women in United Nations forums as a Non-Governmental Organization. She also coordinates Islamic input for the Preservation of the Black Religious Heritage Documentation Project of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Ms. Al-Adawiya serves on numerous boards related to the interests of the global Islamic community, including the Interfaith Center of New York; KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights; New York Jobs With Justice; Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition; Muslim Consultative Network; The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Educational and Cultural Center (The Shabazz Center); The Malcolm X Museum; Collections and Stories of American Muslims (CSAM); Council on American Islamic Relations, New York (CAIR-NY); and Turning Point for Women and Families. She also serves as a consultant to numerous organizations and documentary projects on the Muslim American experience, including Columbia University’s Muslims in New York Project; Darfur Rehabilitation Project; Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); Media for Human Rights; International Museum of Muslim Cultures; Malaria No More’s Muslim Advisory Council; and Muslim Voices: Arts and Ideas. Ms. al-Adawiya is a guest host and producer on Tahrir, WBAI Pacifica Radio in New York City and specializes in developing educational forums on human rights and social justice, interfaith initiatives, cross-cultural understanding, and peace building.