The Centre for Feminist Research presents
Women’s Quests for Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Contestations, Complexities, Contradiction
April 5 & April 6, 2013
519 York Research Tower
plenary panels with leading international scholars and activists:
Karima Benounne, University of California, Davis
Amel Grami, University of Tunis
Hanadi Zarka, Al Adiat association
Zeina Zataari, Arab Families Working Group
Afiya Zia, independent scholar and feminist activist based in Karachi, Pakistan
What has come to be known as the “Arab Spring” is a remarkable turning point in the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Whatever the outcome of this regional, political earthquake, there is no turning back to the past in the countries that rose for democracy and social justice. However, there are plenty of signs of hard challenges ahead for women in MENA. This two-day conference will be a forum for scholars and activists in the field to analyze the potential of the Arab Spring for women.
Space is limited, so please register in advance.
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with support from the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, the Office of the Vice President, Research & Innovation, the 2011 Trudeau Foundation Fellowship Fund at York University, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.