Conference Schedule

Sunday

November 25th

2018

9:30

Registration with Refreshments


10:00

MC Fariborz Pooya

Welcome: Maryam Namazie

Opening Keynote Address: Gita Sahgal, Precious Heritage: Using Universality to Fight Colonial and Fundamentalist Laws


10:30

Plenary Panel

Sharia, religious arbitration and family law

Chair: Gita Sahgal

Afsana LachauxDiana NammiGina KhanNasrin RehmanPragna PatelSadikur Rahman


12:00

Buffet Lunch


13:00

Plenary Panel

The Politics of Collusion

Chair: Peter Tatchell

Anna ZobninaBonya Ahmed, Cinzia Sciuto, Houzan Mahmoud, Rumana Hashem, Stasa Zajovic


14:30

Public Art Action with Victoria Gugenheim


15:00

Plenary Panel

Gender Segregation, the Veil and Women's Bodily Autonomy

Chair: Caroline Criado Perez

Ahlam Akram, Amina Lone, Eve Sacks, Homa Arjomand, Marieme Helie Lucas, Sadia Hameed


16:30

Break with refreshments

17:00

Plenary Panel

Secularism as a defence for women's and minority rights

Chair: Beatrix Campbell

Annie Laurie Gaylor, Ibtissame Betty Lachgar, Inna Shevchenko, Nadia El Fani, Nina Sankari, Rahila Gupta


18:30

Closing

Keynote Closing Address: Pragna Patel, Facing many Directions in the Struggle for Secular Democracy

Closing: Maryam Namazie


19:00-20:30

Cocktails and Entertainment

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