IHEU member organization One Law for All will mark International Women’s Day with an all-day conference in London on “Women’s Rights, Sharia Law and Secularism” on March 12, 2011.
Venue: University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E.
Time: 10 am to 7 pm (Registration begins at 10am for a 10.30am start).
Theme: The one day conference marking International Women’s Day will discuss: Religion’s Impact on Women’s Rights; Religion and Secularism and Religion and the Law.
Keynote Speaker: Philosopher AC Grayling will give the keynote address.
Other speakers include: Ahlam Akram (Joint Action for Israeli Palestinian Peace); Helle Merete Brix (Journalist); Patty Debonitas (Iran Solidarity); Nadia Geerts/ Philipp Bekaert (Réseau d’Actions pour la Promotion d’un Etat Laïque); 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); David Pollock (Alliance for a Secular Europe); Fariborz Pooya (Iranian Secular Society); 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).
Special Performance: 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.
Entry fee: £10 individuals; £3 unwaged and students.
The Conference is sponsored by the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, International Committee against Stoning, Iran Solidarity, Equal Rights Now and One Law for All.