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Conference: Ban Honour Killings globally

Conference to Remember Du’a Khalil and denounce Honour Killings globally

A year after the world was stunned by images of a 17 year old girl being stoned to death in Iraqi Kurdistan; an international panel will debate the rise of honour killings, violence against women, gender apartheid and political Islam in Kurdistan/Iraq and the Middle East .

The high profile speakers are women’s rights activists, academics and experts from Kurdistan , Iraq , Iran , Sweden , New Zealand , and Britain and include:

-Dr Sandra Phelps: Head of Sociology Department, Kurdistan University

-Houzan Mahmoud: representative of Organisation Women’s Freedom in Iraq

-Heather Harvey: head of women’s campaign-Amnesty International in UK

-Maryam Namazie: Spokesperson of Equal Rights Now

-Maria Hagberg: Cofounder of Network against Honour Killings in Sweden

-Azar Majedi: Chair of Organisation for Women’s Liberation in Iran

Chair: Maria Exall, Communication Workers' Union National Executive in UK

Date: Saturday 12 April, 2008

Time: 5.00-9:00pm

Address:

University of London Union (ULU)

Room 3D,

Malet Street London WC1E 7HY

Closest underground: Russell Square

For more information and to confirm please contact the organiser: Houzan Mahmoud: houzan2007@yahoo.com Tel: 07534264481

Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq- Abroad representative

Website: www.equalityiniraq.com

Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY

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