Peaceful Families Project
The Peaceful Families Project (PFP) is an organization with international reach that recognizes domestic violence is a form of oppression that affects people of all faiths. Its mission is to work towards ending all types of abuse in Muslim families by increasing awareness regarding the dynamics of domestic violence. PFP, in partnership with the Asian Pacific Institute on Domestic Violence, has compiled a Directory of Domestic Violence Programs Serving Muslims.
“KARAMAH, Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, is a U.S.-based non profit organization that derives its name from the Arabic term 'karamah,' which means dignity. KARAMAH’s vision and mission are informed by the view that a just society values the informed participation of its members through the pursuit of knowledge, access to opportunities, and equity among all 'children of Adam,' regardless of gender or other differences. Through education, legal outreach, and advocacy, KARAMAH contributes to the understanding and promotion of human rights worldwide, particularly the rights of Muslim women under Islamic and civil law.”
“Project Sakinah is an effort to build the public will necessary to achieve lasting change in the attitudes and behaviors of Muslims around the issue of violence within families... Project Sakinah's strategy is centered on the principle that by gathering our community we can stop family violence. Ours is a grassroots movement to change people's behavior surrounding taboo issues such as domestic violence; child, sibling and elderly abuse; and child molestation within Muslim American families. We gather advocates, imams, survivors, families and friends to prevent family violence in various ways.” Project Sakinah is an initiative of Dar al Islam, a religious and educational nonprofit founded in 1979, with a history of innovative projects designed to deepen the appreciation of both Muslim and non-Muslim Americans for Islam. They offer an online Directory of Services for Muslims dealing with relationship issues and family violence.