Mobilizing Pakistan’s Silent Majority: The Role of Women In Islam And Participatory Governance
South Asia Partnership Canada
is pleased to invite you to a lunch time seminar and discussion on:
MOBILIZING PAKISTAN’S SILENT MAJORITY:
THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN ISLAM AND PARTICIPATORY GOVERNANCE
WITH DR. RIFFAT HASSAN
Date: Thursday January 29th, 2003
Where: 1 Nicholas St., Suite 1200, Ottawa
Time: 12:00- 2:00
Riffat Hassan is currently Professor of Religious Studies and Humanities at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She is well known as a pioneer of feminist theology in the context of the Islamic tradition, an area in which she has been engaged since 1974.
She has been extensively involved in interreligious dialogue with Jews, Christians and Muslims, with a particular focus on Human Rights in Religious Traditions. In February 1999, she founded The International Network for the Rights of Female Victims of Violence in Pakistan, a non-profit organization with a world-wide membership, which has played a noteworthy role in highlighting the issue of violence against girls and women, particularly with reference to “crimes of honour” (web site: inrfvvp.org).
Riffat Hassan has taught at a number of schools, including the University of Punjab, Lahore, Oklahoma State University, and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She has published numerous writings on Muhammad Iqbal, on Women in Islam, Islam and Interreligious Dialogue, Human Rights in Islam and Peace Education in Islam. Her books include Women and the Qur’an: A Book of Readings and References (2001), Women’s Rights and Islam: from the I.C.P.D. to Beijing (1995), and Women’s and Men’s Liberation: Testimonies of Spirit (co-editor, 1991).
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