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International Women’s Day seminar 2008

10 March, 2008 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sexual apartheid, political Islam and women’s rights

Sexual apartheid, Islam and political Islam and Women’s Rights, International Women’s Day seminar

The Council of Ex-Muslims and Equal Rights Now, an organisation against women’s discrimination in Iran are holding a seminar in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 10, 2008 from 6-10pm at Conway Hall. The seminar will focus on Sexual apartheid, Sharia law, Islam and political Islam and Women’s Rights. Confirmed speakers at the seminar are: Louise Couling, Chair of the Regional Women’s Committee and member of the National Executive Council of Unison; Joan Smith, Novelist, columnist and human rights activist; Maryam Namazie and Mina Ahadi, the Councils of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Germany and National Secular Society Secularist of the Year award winners in 2005 and 2007 respectively, and Houzan Mahmoud, spokesperson of the Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq. The event will be chaired by Hanne Stinson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association. The seminar has been endorsed by the National Secular Society, the British Humanist Association, the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association and Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq.

Time and Date

March 10, 2008, Conway Hall, London

From the event orginizers website

A seminar in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day Monday, March 10, from 6:30-9:30pm at Conway Hall, London
Speakers:
Mina Ahadi, Spokesperson, Council of Ex-Muslims of Germany and Equal Rights Now; 2007 NSS Secularist of the Year Louise Couling, Chair of Unison’s Regional Women’s Committee and member of the National Executive Council Houzan Mahmoud, Spokesperson, Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq Maryam Namazie, Spokesperson, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Equal Rights Now, National Secular Society Honorary Associate Joan Smith, Novelist, columnist and human rights activist
Chair:
Hanne Stinson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association
The event is free of charge; donations are welcome.
The seminar is organised by Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Equal Rights Now, Organisation against women’s discrimination in Iran, and endorsed by the National Secular Society, the British Humanist Association, the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association and the Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq.
For more information, please contact Maryam Namazie at maryamnamazie@googlemail.com or 07719166731 or visit www.ex-muslim.org.uk and www.equal-rights-now.com.

Details

Date:
10 March, 2008
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://ex-muslim.org.uk/2008/03/sexual-apartheid-political-islam-and-womens-rights/

Organizer

The Council of Ex-Muslims and Equal Rights Now
Website:
www.ex-muslim.org.uk

Venue

Conway Hall
25 Red Line Square
London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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