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Why are Women's Rights Not Universal?

British writer, broadcaster and peace and human rights campaigner, Ahlam Akram, will be asking;
Why are women's rights not universal?
How can the West help improve equallity for women throughout the world?
Why does God not value men and women equally?

On 9th October 2012, 15 year old, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head in Pakistan by Taliban gunmen simply for campaigning for education rights for girls.
In Britain in 2013 women still can't be Bishops, should they wish to be, and their pay rarely equals that of their male colleagues but compared to women in many countries most British women have opportunites and rights beyond the wildest dreams of many others.

Ahlam Akram is a British writer, broadcaster and peace and human rights campaigner of Palestinian origin and has lived in London since 1979 although her parents and wider family still live in the occupied territories. .
Ahlam is a passionate advocate of women’s rights and is regularly interviewed on Arabic TV channels advocating the role of women in peace building. She has appeared on Sky, Channel 5 and the BBC TV Arabic channel – most recently debating with a Sheikh about the French niqab ban and her own idea of Muslim women voluntarily opting to stop wearing it. Another interview was with an Egyptian salafist discussing congugal rape.
Ahlam is a Member of Women without Borders and an active member of Women against Fundamentalism.


Ahlam Akram | talks


Date and Time:

20 March 2013 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
020 7242 8032

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