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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sexual apartheid, political Islam and women's rights

A seminar in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day
Monday, March 10, from 6:30-9:30pm
Conway Hall, London

Mina Ahadi, Spokesperson, Council of Ex-Muslims of Germany and Equal Rights Now; 2007 NSS Secularist of the Year
Louise Couling, Chair of Unison's Regional Women's Committee and member of the National Executive Council
Houzan Mahmoud, Spokesperson, Organisation for Women's Freedom in Iraq
Maryam Namazie, Spokesperson, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Equal Rights Now, National Secular Society Honorary Associate
Joan Smith, Novelist, columnist and human rights activist

Chair: Hanne Stinson, Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association

The event is free of charge; donations are welcome.

The seminar is organised by Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Equal Rights Now, Organisation against women's discrimination in Iran, and endorsed by the National Secular Society, the British Humanist Association, the Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association and the Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq.

For more information, please contact Maryam Namazie or call 07719166731.

The Council of Ex-Muslims will be launching its No to Sharia Campaign at a March 10 evening seminar commemorating International Women’s Day at Conway Hall in London.

Also, support us by signing a declaration proclaiming this IWD a day of protest against sexual apartheid.


Anonymous said...

I've posted a notice about this event in the Positive Humanism forum at Think Humanism.

Maryam, you would be most welcome to register and post announcements of other events or petitions on our forum. There is going to be an events page on the main website soon which can include events like this one.

If you registered and posted them yourself, it would save me having to keep my eyes peeled for them all over the web!

The main website is here:

And the forum is here:



Anonymous said...

Hello from Iran. Thought you would find this of interest and maybe post the link.