Wed, Mar 06, 2013
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Religion, Revolution & the Rights of Women in the Arab Uprisings



8:30am – 9:00am Registration
9:00am – 1:00pm Program

In the aftermath of the Arab Spring, the escalations of fundamentalism have resulted in a backlash against women’s rights in the region, undermining their personal freedoms and their equal participation in all aspects of society, and exacerbating violence and discrimination against women.  It is critical that backtracking on women’s rights not be tolerated under the guise of culture, religion and security.  Please join leading women activists from Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen in a dialogue on what women hoped for, what they got, and where they will go from here.

Event Location

Millennium Hotel
One United Nations Plaza
44th St. between 1st & 2nd Ave.
Landmark Room
New York, NY 10017

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