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International conference against honour killings 2008

12 April, 2008 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq and the International Campaign Against Killings and Stoning of Women in Kurdistan

International conference against honour killings 2008

April 12, 2008, 5-9pm, London

Representative Abroad of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq and the International Campaign Against Killings and Stoning of Women in Kurdistan will hold their first conference as part of a Week of Action initiative denouncing honor killings globally. The conference was dedicated to the memory of Du’a Khalil Aswad, a 17 year-old girl from a Yazidi faith in Kurdistan of Iraq, stoned to death on April 7, 2007

Maryam Namazie will be speaking at an Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq conference in commemoration of Du’a Kahlil, the 17 year old girl who was stoned to death in Iraqi Kurdistan, and to denounce “honour killings” globally.

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: 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 UKFor more information and to confirm your attendance please contact the organiser:
    Houzan Mahmoud:
    houzan2007@yahoo.com
    Tel: 07534264481
    Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq- Abroad representative

 

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Date:
12 April, 2008
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq

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