Public Meeting: Sharia & Women’s Rights

Public Meeting – Sharia & Women’s Rights

The Organisation of Women’s Rights-Iran will be holding a public meeting in London on Wednesday 19 October at 6 PM to talk about why Islamic Sharia law is at odds with women’s rights and why a secular state is so important.

Homa Arjomand, who co-ordinated an international effort to get proposals to introduce Sharia-based family courts in Ontario, Canada, dropped will speak on a range of issues, including:

Why is Islamic Shari’a law in contradiction with women’s rights? Religious arbitration in Canada?! What happened? Why should the state be secular? Are women’s rights universal or cultural? What is political Islam and why we oppose it?

The meeting will be hosted at Conway Hall, home to the South Place Ethical Society. GALHA members, of course, will know the venue well.

Join Homa Arjomand and Azar Majedi of the Organisation of Women’s Rights-Iran for an evening of speech and discussions.

Date: Wednesday 19th October 2005
Time: 6pm
Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1 (Map) Nearest Tube: Holborn
Directions: See here

(via Brett.)