Date: Saturday 12 April, 2008
Time: 5.00-9:00pm
University of London Union (ULU)
Room 3D
Malet Street London WC1E 7HY
Closest underground: Russell Square

A year after the world was stunned by images of a 17 year old girl being stoned to death in Iraqi Kurdistan; an international panel will debate the rise of honour killings, violence against women, gender apartheid and political Islam in Kurdistan/Iraq and the Middle East.

The high profile speakers are women’s rights activists, academics and experts from Kurdistan, Iraq, Iran, Sweden, New Zealand, and Britain and include:

– Dr Sandra Phelps: Head of Sociology Department, Kurdistan University
– Houzan Mahmoud: representative of Organisation Women’s Freedom in Iraq
– Heather Harvey: head of women’s campaign-Amnesty International in UK
– Maryam Namazie: Spokesperson of Equal Rights Now; Organisation against Women’s Discrimination in Iran
– Maria Hagberg: Cofounder of Network against Honour Killings in Sweden
– Azar Majedi: Chair of Organisation for Women’s Liberation in Iran

Chair: Maria Exall, Communication Workers’ Union National Executive in UK

For more information and to confirm your attendance please contact the organiser: Houzan Mahmoud Tel: 07534264481

Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq- Abroad representative

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