Friday, March 28, 2008

A conference in london to Remember Du'a Khalil

Conference to Remember Du’a Khalil and denounce Honour Killings globally!

Date: Saturday 12 April, 2008

Time: 5.00-9:00pm
University of London Union (ULU)
Room 3D,
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HY
Closest underground: Russell Square
A year after the world was stunned by images of a 17 year old girl being stoned to death in Iraqi Kurdistan; an international panel will debate the rise of honour killings, violence against women, gender apartheid and political Islam in Kurdistan/Iraq and the Middle East.
The high profile speakers are women’s rights activists, academics and experts from Kurdistan, Iraq, Iran, Sweden, New Zealand, and Britain and include:
-Dr Sandra Phelps: Head of Sociology Department, Kurdistan University
-Houzan Mahmoud: representative of Organisation Women’s Freedom in Iraq
-Heather Harvey: head of women’s campaign-Amnesty International in UK
-Maryam Namazie: Spokesperson of Equal Rights Now; Organisation against Women's Discrimination in Iran
-Maria Hagberg: Cofounder of Network against Honour Killings in Sweden
-Azar Majedi: Chair of Organisation for Women’s Liberation in Iran
Chair: Maria Exall, Communication Workers' Union National Executive in UK
For more information and to confirm your attendance please contact the organiser:
Houzan Mahmoud: Tel: 07534264481
Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq- Abroad representative


At 10:56, Anonymous Cindy said...

It is so depressing that a teenage girl like that was being stoned to death. Sometimes I couldn't understand the culture and law of other country.


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