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UN: The Impact of Fundamentalism and Extremism on the Cultural Rights of Women: Time to Take a Stand

Sunday 8 October 2017, by siawi3

Source: http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/CulturalRights/SideEventFundamentalismWomen.pdf

The Impact of Fundamentalism and Extremism on the Cultural
Rights of Women: Time to Take a Stand

A discussion of the report presented by the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
The diverse forms of fundamentalism and extremism and their impacts on the cultural rights of women.
English: http://undocs.org/en/A/72/155
Arabic: http://undocs.org/ar/A/72/155
French: http://undocs.org/fr/A/72/155

Speakers:
Karima Bennoune, Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
Rafida Bonya Ahmed, author, human rights activists and moderator at Mukto
- mona blog; visiting research scholar at UT Austin; widow of Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy
Sheema Kermani, activist, theater practitioner and dancer; founder of Tehrik-
E-Niswanin Karachi,Pakistan
Wanda Nowicka, Chair of Equality and Modernity Association; Honorary President of Polish Federation for Women and Family Planning
Cole Parke, LGBTQ and Gender Justice Researcher at Political Research Associates, USA
Wai Wai Nu, Director of Women Peace Network Arakan, Myanmar
Video message from Nayantara Sahgal, writer

Date:
Thursday 26 October 2017
Time: 5-7pm

Venue: Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters, New York, NY

RSVP
by 23 October 2017
to
srculturalrights ohchr.org
with subject line “GA side event”

The Impact of Fundamentalism and Extremism on the Cultural
Rights of Women: Time to Take a Stand