Conference on political Islam v women’s rights
Effect of globalization of political Islam on Women’s Rights, in connection with
Polygamy, Neqab and Honor Killing
The problem of legal pluralism and cultural relativism with respect to women’s Rights
Social and political activist, founder of the Organization for Women’s Liberation – Iran, founder of Mansoor Hekmat foundation, producer and host of several TV programs in Farsi and English on New Channel TV, a satellite TV broadcasting into Iran under the name of No to Political Islam, co-founder of the Center for Women and Socialism, editor of Medusa, the director of Radio International, a radio station broadcasting into Iran.
Tarek Fatah “Political activist, author, newspaper, columnist and radio commentator, Fatah is the founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress. An advocate for the separation of religion and state, he has fought against Islamism for over 40 years. His book chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State, was shortlisted for the Donner Prize. His next book, The Jew is Not My Enemy will be on bookshelves in October this year.”
Homa Arjomand: political and social activist, strong advocator of secularism, advocator of women’s, children’s and gay and lesbian rights, founder of, Children First Now, co-ordinator of the International Campaign against Sharia Court in Canada www.nosharia.com , Campaign against polygamy, Campaign against Honor killing, actively participated in One School System Network in Ontario, Spokesperson of Women’s liberation.
Sheila Ayala: Active participant in the Canadian humanist movement, author of several articles published in the Humanist in Canada (now Humanist Perspectives), the International Humanist News and the Canadian Freethinker, took an active part on the campaign to prevent Islamic Sharia law being implemented in Ontario
The International Campaign against Sharia Court in Canada
Campaign against Honor Killing
Campaign against Polygamy
The International Campaign to close down Iranian Embassies
When: Friday August 13, 2010
Where: North York Civic Centre,
5100 Yong Street, Toronto
For more information contact:
Jalil Behroozi: 416-737-9500
Mahmoud Ahmadi: 416-953-9750
About the Author
Homa Arjomand is a political and social activist, advocate of women’s, children’s and gay and lesbian rights, co-ordinator of the International Campaign against Sharia Court in Canada.