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Thursday, 24 February 2011
12 March conference to mark International Women's Day
A reminder for anyone interested in the impact of religous laws on women's rights, sharia law and secularism - Iran Solidarity is co-sponsoring the 12 March conference in London at University of London Union to mark International Women's Day.
The conference will have sessions on Religion’s Impact on Women’s Rights (A discussion on whether religion is compatible with women’s rights, the limits of religious freedom and the intrusion of culture, religion and tradition on women’s status); Religion and Secularism (A discussion on whether religion and secularism are interdependent, complimentary or contradictory); and Religion and the Law (A discussion on religion’s intrusion in the law and on the importance of secularism).
A C Grayling will deliver the keynote address.
There will also be a showing of Ghazi Rabihavi’s play ‘Stoning’ – ‘A very strong and powerful piece of work, beautifully constructed’ as described by Harold Pinter.
Speakers include Helle Merete Brix (Journalist); Patty Debonitas (Iran Solidarity); Nadia Geerts/ Philipp Bekaert (Rappel); Maria Hagberg (Network against Honour-related Violence); Anne-marie Lizin (Honorary Speaker of Belgian Senate); Maryam Namazie (One Law for All and Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain); Elizabeth O’Casey (National Secular Society Vice President); Yasmin Rehman (Women’s Rights Activist); Gita Sahgal (Women’s Rights Campaigner); Nina Sankari (European Feminist Initiative Poland); Sohaila Sharifi (Equal Rights Now); Annie Sugier (la ligue du Droit International des Femmes); Michele Vianes (Regard des Femmes); Anne Marie Waters (One Law for All); and Linda Weil-Curiel (Lawyer).
12 March 2011, 10.00-19.00 hours, University of London Union, The Venue, Malet Street, London WC1E
Entry fee: £10 individuals; £3 unwaged and students.
For a booking form and more info go to OneLawForAll