“Does Islam oppress women?” Debate Dr Nazreen Nawaz v Sue Mayer

The current debate on women’s rights has until now been predominantly shaped by its progress in the west. The treatment of women in any society has become, without doubt, a key marker in evaluating its progress. The accepted framework of the debate on women’s rights has centred on the need for ‘equality’. After a century of struggle, many had thought that the glass ceilings have been shattered and there is no impediment to progression whatever your gender. But research from The UN’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, paints a damning picture of daily life for women living in the UK who continue to fight for a fairer deal in society.

This is a non-MDI event, but we felt that it was a robust and high quality discussion. We hope you enjoy it.

Speaker List:

Dr Nazreen Nawaz,
Islamic Speaker,
Freelance Writer and Author

Sue Mayer,
Feminist Speaker,
Freelance Writer and Author

Date: 17 February 2010

Venue: Queen Mary University, London

Categories: Feminism, Spotlight

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