London, International Conference on Women's Rights, Sharia Law and Secularism

2011sat12mar10:00 amsat7:00 pmLondon, International Conference on Women's Rights, Sharia Law and Secularism10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Event Details

University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E
10:00-19:00 (Registration begins at 10:00 for a 10:30 start)
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.
Philosopher AC Grayling will give the keynote address

Speakers include:

  • Ahlam Akram (Joint Action for Israeli Palestinian Peace)
  • Helle Merete Brix (Journalist); Patty Debonitas (Iran Solidarity)
  • Nadia Geerts (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); 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)

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



(Saturday) 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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