TFI hosted a course on Promoting Healthy Marriage and Preventing Divorce in our Communities in partnership withIKRAM, The Foundation for Empowerment of Muslim Women, and KARAMAH, Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, on May 9, 2015.
Attendees participating in the workshop had the chance to engage in role playing excercises to better understand how to resolve conflicts peacefully between married couples. The course was taught by Dr. Amr Abdalla. the Senior Advisor on Policy Analysis and Research at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University. In 2013-2014, he was Vice President of SALAM Institute for Peace and Justice in Washington, D.C. From 2004-2013 he was Professor, Dean and Vice Rector at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica. Prior to that, he was a Senior Fellow with the Peace Operations Policy Program, School of Public Policy, at George Mason University, Virginia. He was also a Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Leesburg, Virginia.