Feminist Dissent, Sharia and Law: the Academy and the Struggle...

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Date: 04 April 2017
Venue: Watershed, Bristol
Time: 18:00


In the current climate of austerity combined with a strong anti Muslim sentiment, it is important to continue to demonstrate a commitment to the most vulnerable in society. Challenging the growing state accommodation of parallel legal systems based on Sharia or other religious codes is an important part of the commitment to equality before the law.

The speakers will contextualise these developments with the rise of political Islam and austerity and show how they not only limit women's access to the law but also the space for feminist dissent and solidarity.

Speakers include:

  • Gita Sahgal - Executive director Centre for Secular Space and writer and journalist.
  • Pragna Patel - Chair of Southall Black Sisters and founding member of it.
  • Professor Alison Assiter - UWE, Bristol and Feminist Dissent (journal).

How to attend

In order to attend you must register via this online form.

Cost: Free
E-mail: Miguel.Pradocasanova@uwe.ac.uk

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