Strengthening Women‘s Movements: National and Transnational Experiences
A one-day seminar entitled Strengthening the Women's Movement: National and Transnational Experiences bringing together women's rights activists from Afghanistan, India, Tajikistan and Iran will be held on 26th April 2008.
The seminar will be the occasion not only to learn about the specificities of the women's movement in Afghanistan and in neighbouring countries but also a space for exchange of experience laying grounds for common action between women activists, female politicians, journalists, lawyers, artists and filmmakers in the region.
The first part of the day includes panels on the role of civil society and women's groups in the creation of a movement, the women's movement in Afghanistan between NGOism and political action, linking local issues to global concerns in the case of Tajikistan, Muslim women's rights movement in India and current women's rights campaigns in Iran.
During the second part of the day the documentary film Nari Adalat ("Women's Courts") by Deepa Dhanraj (India) will be screened. The film documents an alternative self-initiated legal practice which intervenes in the existing hierarchical legal structures in India. The seminar will privilege group discussion and exchange.
Azra Jafari and Guissou Jahangiri
Marzieh Mortazi Langroudi and Azra Jafari