International Conference on Women’s Rights, Sharia Law and Secularism

  • post Type / Conferences
  • Date / 3 March 2011

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.

For more information and to pre-register, contact:
One Law for All
BM Box 2387, London WC1N 3XX, UK
Telephone:  +44 (0) 7719166731
[email protected]

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