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

International Conference on Women

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: Helle Merete Brix (Journalist); Patty Debonitas (Iran Solidarity); Nadia Geerts (Rappel); 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); and others.

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 International Committee against Stoning, Iran Solidarity, Equal Rights Now and One Law for All.

Region: All
Start Date: 12/03/2011
End Date: 12/02/2011
Start Time: 10:00 to 19:00
Venue: University of London Union
Venue Address: The Venue, Malet Street, London
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Maryam Namazie
Phone: 07719166731