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A conversation in solidarity with Iranian women

IKWRO Women’s Rights Organisation and The Organisation for Emancipation of Women Conference.

This International Women’s Day, we invite you to a joint event by IKWRO- Women’s Rights Organisation and The Organization for Emancipation of Women to a conversation in solidarity with Iranian women.

March 6th 15:00 – 17:00 GMT
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Keynote Speakers:

Diana Nammi is Executive Director of IKWRO. She has dedicated her life to campaigning for universal human rights. She spent 12 years as a Kurdish freedom fighter and this year published ‘Girl With A Gun’ a book about her early life.

Elahe Amani is a gender, peace, and human rights activist. She served California State University System for the last 31 years in the capacity of Director of Student and Academic technology services, lecturer in the Women’s Studies Program, and Deputy Director of Title IX. She is the President/ Chair of WIN and one of the Iranian Circle of WIN ( ICWIN ) Founders.

Nadia Mahmood is an Iraqi feminist based in Iraq. She is a member of the political Bureau of the worker-communist party of Iraq. Nadia holds a PhD in Social and Policy Sciences. She participated in the founding women’s rights organisations inside and outside Iraq. She co-founder of Aman Women Alliance.

Nasrin Parvaz became a civil rights activist when the Islamic regime took power in 1979. She was arrested in 1982, tortured and spent eight years in prison. Her books include ‘One Woman’s Struggle in Iran, A Prison Memoir’, and ‘The Secret Letters from X to A’, (Victorina Press 2018).

Mino Hemati is a Producer and Host Journalist of the Rahai Zan TV (Emancipation of Women TV, a weekly TV program broadcasting via satellite since October 2004 from Los Angeles, Channel One TV (in Farsi) to viewers in North America, Europe, Middle East and Farsi Speaking countries, Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

Sajia Sojaei is an Afghan filmmaker, writer and media personality. She started her carrier as a filmmaker from Iran involved in directing documentaries and short films. Apart from that Sajia has done social work in Iran.

Shukria Barakzai is an Afghan politician, journalist, woman and human rights activist and prominent Muslim feminist, and a mother of five. Additionally, She has over 24 years of experience in women’s and girls education.

Nazira Mehmari is Operational Manager at IKWRO, where she leads the training and volunteer project, advice, specialist counselling teams and refuge, who between them speak 11 languages. She oversees all casework, which includes “honour” based violence, forced marriage, FGM and domestic violence.

Farah Nazeer is a policy, advocacy, public affairs, campaigns and communications professional, Farah Nazeer has over 20 years of professional executive management experience in the voluntary sector, including five directorships.