Friday, April 25, 2008

Seminar in London on Kurdish women

Seminar on
The role of Kurdish women in dialogue, conflict resolution and reconstruction,
and in the struggle for democracy and peace

Saturday, 24 May 2008, 1.30-5pm
Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, WC2

Speakers and participants include:
-Leyla Zana, prominent Kurdish politician and former political prisoner is making her first visit to London since her release in 2004 to highlight the situation of Kurdish women and put the case for peaceful resolution of the ongoing conflict in Turkey. She received the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the Rafto Prize & the Bruno Kreisky Award

-Dr Susan Breau, Reader in International Law and Assistant Associate Dean for Research at the School of Law at the University of Surrey

-Dr Catherine Barnes, Policy Analyst, Conciliation Resources

-Bairbre De Brun, Sinn Fein MEP

-Jean Lambert MEP

-Houzan Mahmoud: Spokesperson of Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq OWFI

-Margaret Owen, Director, Widows for Peace and Democracy (WPD)
and Gender Action for Peace and Security (GAPS UK) and member of Bar Human Rights Committee

-Hannah Rought-Brooks, Barrister at Tooks Chambers Vice-Chair, Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers

The meeting is supported by the Bar Human Rights Committee, the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, Sebahat Tuncel MP, Democratic Society Party (DTP), Turkey, Kurdish Women’s Project, Peace in Kurdistan Campaign, Roj Women’s Group, Kurdish Federation UK, OWFI - Abroad Representative

Please come and join us in this important debate!
For information contact Estella Tel 020 7586 5892


At 08:23, Anonymous Welat parez said...

I thought Leyla Zana was going to prison?


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