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Fazeela Siddiqui
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Prior to her work at ASMA, Fazeela Siddiqui held a Legal Research Fellowship at the Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL), where she primarily worked with Professor Aziza Ahmed and the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School on the forced and coerced sterilization of HIV-positive women in Namibia and the Muslim women's rights movement in India. She has worked at numerous non-profit organizations: most notably, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the Vera Institute of Justice, and the Office of United States Senator, Carl Levin. She also served as a law clerk at the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and to the Honorable Judge William Young of the United States District Court in Massachusetts.

Ms. Siddiqui is admitted to the New York State Bar and holds a law degree from NUSL; a Master's in Social Policy and Evaluation from the University of Michigan School of Social Work, where she was a Community-Based Initiative Fellow; and a B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Spanish from the University of Michigan, where she studied at universities in Argentina and Spain. She speaks English, Spanish, and Urdu.

Blog Entries by Fazeela Siddiqui

10 Muslim Women Every Person Should Know

(204) Comments | Posted March 24, 2012 | 8:36 AM

Contrary to popular belief, Muslim women have served as revolutionary and heroic leaders. However, in recent years, due to the global socio-political climate, the phrase "Muslim woman" might conjure an image of a demure un-empowered woman sheltered by her burqa. Yet this image is not what our history records or...

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Training Afghani Imams to End Violence Against Women

(164) Comments | Posted February 21, 2012 | 10:02 AM

On Nov. 17, 1999, the world witnessed a horrific image: An Afghani woman named Zarmina was dragged through a soccer stadium and killed by the Taliban. As a Muslim woman, the outrage that I felt was indescribable. Islam teaches hope, mercy and love and in no way condones the violence...

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