Islamic Feminism and the Quest for Gender Equality

April 22 |12-1 pm | WCC 3016

This final workshop in our Gender, Law, and Society Series will explore Islamic feminism and the contributions of feminist scholars challenging patriarchy in the Muslim legal traditions. Speakers Sarah Marsso and Janna Rumminger discuss the pioneering work of Musawah and the frontiers and challenges of the contemporary Islamic feminist discourse and activist work pushing for equality and gender justice.

Standing Up to Gender Violence: The Legal Context of Contemporary Feminist Struggle in Israel/Palestine

February 25 | 12-1 pm | WCC 1015

Please join us for a discussion of gender-based violence and feminist struggles for gender justice and equality in Israel-Palestine. Professors Tally Kritzman-Amir and Sarah Ilhmoud will examine recent trends in gender-based violence in Israel-Palestine and the various state policies and responses, especially in relation to vulnerable communities of Palestinians and African refugees.

Mother, Daughter, Sister Film Screening

The International Human Rights Clinic will host a screening of Mother, Daughter, Sister, a half-hour documentary about ethnic women affected by rape as a weapon of war in Myanmar. There will be a discussion following the screening, with Esther Htusan, Wai Wai Nu, and Debbie Stothard, moderated by Yee Htun.

Innovative Approaches to Migrant Worker Advocacy

Join us for a conversation on migrant workers’ rights in Jordan’s garment sector in the free trade zones with Mervat Jumhawee, Advocacy Officer for the El Hassan Workers’ Center. Founded in 2012, the El Hassan Workers’ Center has a mission of working with multiple stakeholders to connect workers with health and recreational services; empower workers with knowledge about their legal rights; and equip them with tools and resources to organize and advocate for those rights.