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The University of Toledo Department of History was the sponsor of the Charles DeBenedetti Peace Conference.
Asma M. Abdel Halim is associate professor at the University of Toledo, Department of Women's and Gender Studies. She graduated from the faculty of Law, University of Khartoum with an LL.B. Honors in Common Law and Shari'a–Islamic Law; as well as a master's in commercial law. She earned a Master in International Affairs, African Studies, and a Ph.D. in Education from Ohio University. She taught at several universities and has been a human rights activist for over 25 years. Her research is mainly on women's rights with a focus on African and Sudanese Muslim women. She authored a book, Sudanese Women in the United States: The Double Problem of Gender and Culture (Mellen Press, 2006) and has written many papers on religion, human rights, and women's legal rights, including "The Time is Now," The Sudanese Human Rights Quarterly 14 (Oct. 2002). She was also the initiator of Mutawinat, an NGO providing legal aid and documenting women's human rights in the Sudan since 1991.