IN SOLIDARITY, IN DEFIANCE | Women's Action Network Blog | 24 Feb 2012 | Amnesty International UK

IN SOLIDARITY, IN DEFIANCE

IN SOLIDARITY,

IN DEFIANCE

mena uprisings: ONLY

HALF A RE VOLUTION?

Tuesday 20 March, 7pm for 7.30pm start

Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard,

London EC2A 3EA

To discuss the future of women’s rights and feminist activism

across the region, Amnesty International UK is hosting an

event with activists from Egypt, Libya and Iran.

Women played a vital role in last year’s uprisings across the

Middle East and North Africa, leading protests and strikes,

writing and blogging about human rights violations and

delivering humanitarian aid. In elections in Tunisia and Egypt

they were candidates, campaigners and voters.

But little over a year later, women’s activists are increasingly

marginalised and face discrimination, repression and attacks.

Speakers include:

Yara Sallam, Nazra for Feminist Studies (Egypt)

Dalia Abdelhammed Ali Ibraheem, Egyptian Initiative for

Personal Rights (Egypt)

Layla El Wafa, Women for Libya

Sussan Tahmasebi, Campaign for Equality (Iran)

Chair tbc

Entrance is free but please book your place at

www.amnesty.org.uk/events

© Hazem Abd Elhameed

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