Maha Hilal
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I am a PhD candidate in Justice, Law, and Society at American University.
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individual (student), individual (professional)
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Middle East
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United States
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Student, Consultant
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Human Rights
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Advocacy, Capacity Building, Fundraising, Research, Qualitative Skills
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Muslim Americans.

Maha Hilal's Blog

I'm sorry I won't internalize collective responsibility #MuslimApologies

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 1:00pm 9 Comments

This past week at the UN General Assembly, in reference to the threat of terrorism, particularly, acts committed by Muslims, President Obama stated the following:  "Second, it is time for the world – especially Muslim communities – to explicitly, forcefully, and consistently reject the ideology of al Qaeda and ISIL." Later in his speech, Obama praised a campaign launched by British Muslims called #notinmyname, which seeks to distance the acts of a few from what Islam preaches.  …


Can Social Good Whitewash Social Bad?

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

The concept of social good has emerged as somewhat of a catchphrase intended to capture the idea of creating positive, measurable, and sustainable change in communities and societies.  To this end, campaigns have been launched ranging from twitter hashtags to companies' withdrawals from production in countries with conflict.  

While it would be difficult to fully catalog the range of social good initiatives, campaigns, etc. that are happening across the globe, this weekend' social…


Under the Rug, but Not in a Vacuum: Technology for the Social Good in Context

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

This past Sunday and Monday, I attended the Social Good Summit that took place in New York City.  The two days were filled with talks from journalists to activists to writers to scholars and they all sought to address the role that technology could play in some of the world's most pressing problems.  

Some speakers reflected on the conflict in Israel and Palestine, while other spoke to creating tools for women's empowerment.  Another speaker discussed her campaign for equality for…


Understanding Technology in the Context of Social Good: Reflections on the Social Good Summit

Posted on September 22, 2014 at 12:00am 2 Comments

Social good can be pursued through many different avenues.  One such avenue, is through technology.  In the context of today's Social Good Summit, technology was a theme that was interwoven throughout the day's talks.  However, an important nuance that the Summit did not address was the distinction between technology as a tool in raising awareness, technology as a tool of empowerment, and technology for social justice.  

In this regard, a myriad of issues from child marriage to…


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At 7:19am on April 25, 2013, Mujeebulhasan Minhas said…

 Maha Hilal Excellent work , done good about her field .

At 12:20pm on October 1, 2012, Gilda Parrella said…

Thank you for the info about the Baltimore Conference.  Can you provide a link for registration information and costs? 

At 8:32pm on May 20, 2012, Waheed Ahmad said…

Dear Colleague,   



I have the honor to inform you that the undersigned has been nominated as a Coordinator Juveniles and Minority cell of Punjab Bar Council.



The Punjab Bar Council came into being as a result of the promulgation of the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973 (Act XXXV of 1973). The Council commenced functioning with effect from 1st January 1974.


The Punjab Bar Council consists of the Advocate-General of the Province, as Ex-officio Chairman and the Members elected by the Advocates across the Province.


Five years, beginning on the first day of January of the year. The elections are held, so as to conclude on or before the thirtieth day of November in the year in which the term of the Bar Council expires, and the Members elected by the Advocates.


I would like to invite any local or international NGO’s to visit us or to arrange any event on Juveniles and Minorities issues in Bar Council and if possible, please include my email on your mailing list and let me know of your upcoming trainings/workshop/conference on Juveniles and minorities issues by your organization.


Looking forward to hearing from you!



 With best regards,




Waheed Ahmad

Advocate High Court

Coordinator Juvenile and Minorities Cell

Legal Aid Commissioner International Criminal Court (ICC)

Cell#                0092-333-4639652       


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