The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC), London (Web)
Time: 28.10.2022, 17:00-19:00 (London)
Venue: London and virtual space
Women’s movements have been one of the most resilient and influential drivers of democratisation and social justice in Muslim contexts. From the legal reforms they initiated to the social transformations they shaped, they have not only been important political actors, but also evolved into diversified mass movements more visible and vocal than ever in contemporary public debates.
This panel discussion brings together renowned feminist scholars and activists to overview the trajectory of women’s movements and feminist activism in predominantly Muslim countries. As part of AKU-ISMC’s 20th Anniversary Events, the panel aims to celebrate the achievements of the women’s movements for gender equality in Muslim contexts and discuss their legacies. It will analyse the main issues of struggle for women’s rights movements, the past and present of organisational structures, and forms of activism by reflecting especially on the cases of Egypt, Iran, Pakistan and Tunisia. The discussion will provide comparative insights into contemporary challenges women’s activisms face in Muslim contexts as well as avenues for transnational feminist collaborations.
- Chair: Sevgi Adak
- Speakers: Hind Ahmed Zaki, Deniz Kandiyoti, Nida Kirmani, Nazanin Shahrokni
Sevgi Adak is Associate Professor and Head of Research at the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) in London. She is on the editorial board of the Contemporary Turkey book series published by I.B. Tauris and co-editor of the In Translation: Contemporary Thought in Muslim Contexts book series of the Edinburgh University Press. Her book Anti-Veiling Campaigns in Turkey: State, Society and Gender in the Early Republic was published by I.B. Tauris in February 2022. Continue reading