Women & the Politics of Change in the Middle East

On the occasion of the
10th Anniversary of Women's Learning Partnership (WLP)

and celebrating the
30th Anniversary of CEDAW

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP)
in cooperation with
Cultural Conversations, of the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

presents:

Women & the Politics of Change in the Middle East

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | 5-7 pm | Kenney Auditorium, SAIS, JHU | 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC (map)
Seats are limited. RSVP online or by email.

Featuring:

Lina Abou Habib Mahnaz Afkhami Wajeeha Al-Baharna Asma Khader Rabéa Naciri Azar Nafisi
Lina
Abou Habib
Lebanon
Mahnaz
Afkhami
Iran/USA
Wajeeha
Al-Baharna
Bahrain
Asma
Khader
Jordan
Rabéa
Naciri
Morocco
Azar
Nafisi
Iran/USA

Women in the Middle East are working to change public opinion, laws, and policies in order to build democratic and inclusive societies. Join us as a panel of activists from campaigns for justice in Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Bahrain share their challenges and successes in demanding equal rights as citizens -- in the family and in society.

Their campaigns grew from local experience and spread across national and regional divisions. They include Iran's One Million Signatures for reform of family laws; the Arab regional CEDAW campaign, Equality without Reservation; and the Claiming Equal Citizenship campaign for reform of nationality laws in the Middle East.

Iranian Women's One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality

The event will also launch the book, Iranian Women's One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality: The Inside Story, written by campaign co-founder Noushin Ahmadi Khorasani. The book details the history, strategies, and values of a movement that brought world attention to the injustice of gender apartheid in Iran.

Through door-to-door visits, impromptu street theatre, and use of alternative media, the campaign's coordinated efforts, fraught with great risks and sacrifice, contributed to the solidarity that resulted in public protests against the contested presidential elections of June 2009.

Women & the Politics of Change in the Middle East

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | 5-7 pm | Kenney Auditorium, SAIS, JHU | 1740 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC

Refreshments will be served.

Seats are limited. RSVP online or by email.

For more information: 301-654-2774 | wlp@learningpartnership.org | www.learningpartnership.org

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