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Laisa Masuhud Alamia

photo of Laisa Masuhud Alamia

Known For: Program Manager and co-founder of Nisa Ul Haqq Fi Bansamoro / Partner at ALCAP Law Offices, Shura Council Member
Country: Philippines

About

Ms. Alamia is the Program Manager and one of the founders of Nisa Ul Haqq Fi Bangsamoro, which means “Women for Justice in the Bangsamoro.”, Nisa is a network of Muslim women’s rights advocates in Muslim Mindanao, the Philippines; it works on gender issues in the context of discourse in Islamic legal theory, vis-a-vis women’s human rights and gender, and supports grassroots initiatives through its member organizations. Nisa is involved in raising the level of awareness of open-minded Muslim women and men as regards Muslim women’s rights. It achieves this goal through its programs on women empowerment; policy reform; research and advocacy; protection and promotion of women’s rights, including litigation; and women in peace and security.  Ms. Alamia is also the Program Coordinator and Secretary of the Board of the Bangsamoro Lawyers’ Network (BLN), which is a member of the Mindanao Human Rights Action Center (MinHRAC). BLN is a non-government organization of Muslim lawyers and advocates working with the Bangsamoro; the organization uses the law to advance the Bangsamoro’s rights and aspirations.

Currently, Ms. Alamia is a partner and trial lawyer at Pakam and Alamia Law Offices, Zamboanga City. She handles cases on Family Law with emphasis on violence against women and children; annulment/declaration of nullity of marriage and custody of children; Shari’a law; cvil law with emphasis on sales, real estate, and conveyancing; civil law with emphasis on obligations and contracts, succession, torts; corporate law; election law; criminal law; and environmental and agrarian reform law.

Ms. Alamia is the legal counsel of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, the Jesuit school in Western Mindanao. She was previously a Senior Economic Development Specialist with seven years of experience with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Finally, Ms. Alamia is a registered nurse and a product of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, graduating Cum Laude and Valedictorian. She finished her LLB at Western Mindanao State University.

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