Dahlia Eissa

Country

United States

Known for

Executive Director of the Arab American Justice Project

Dates

Hijri Unknown-Present (AH); Common Era Unknown-Present (CE)

Dahlia Eissa

Biography

Dahlia Eissa is the executive director of the Arab American Justice Project. She is an attorney who came to the United States from Australia in 1998 to complete a master of laws at Harvard University. There she concentrated her studies on women’s rights in Islamic law. Upon graduation, she worked as a fellow at Human Rights Watch focusing on the status of women in the Arab world. She then joined the Women’s Environment and Development Organization where she was responsible for women in government projects in the global south and advocated for measures to increase the participation of women in decision-making processes at the United Nations. Dahlia currently handles immigration, hate crimes and discrimination cases.