Conference Schedule and Videos

Sunday

November 25th 2018

10:00

Islam's Non-Believers
Opening & Keynote speech

MC Fariborz Pooya and Nahla Mahmoud

Welcome Address: Maryam Namazie, Secularism is a Human Right
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Opening Keynote Address: Gita Sahgal, Precious Heritage - Using Universality to Fight Colonial and Fundamentalist Laws
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Keynote Address: Asia Bibi Lawyer Saif Ul Malook, Asia Bibi's Fight for Justice
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Resolution: In Support of Asia Bibi 
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10:50

Islam's Non-Believers

Film Screening

3 Second Divorce by Director Shazia Javed

Screening - for the first time in the UK - a new film exploring the impact of instant triple-talaq on Indian Muslim women through intimate stories of women who have been victimized by it. It also provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the struggle of Muslim women activists in India who are tirelessly fighting to get a legal ban on this practice.
WATCH TRAILER


11:40

Islam's Non-Believers

Plenary Panel

Sharia, religious arbitration and family law

Chair: Gita Sahgal
Afsana LachauxDiana Nammi, Houzan MahmoudNasreen Rehman, Yasmin Rehman
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13:00

Buffet Lunch


14:00

Plenary Panel

The Politics of Collusion

Chair: Peter Tatchell
Bonya Ahmed, Marieme Helie Lucas, Pragna Patel, Rumana Hashem, Sadia HameedStasa Zajovic
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15:20

Performance and Public Action

In support of movement against compulsory veiling in Iran

WATCH #WhiteWednesdays Performance by Atoosa Faramand 

WATCH Public Action led byVictoria Gugenheim


15:50

Break with Refreshments


16:20

Religious in the Law & State

Plenary Panel

Gender Segregation, the Veil and Women's Bodily Autonomy

Chair: Yasmin Rehman
Ahlam Akram, Eve Sacks, Homa Arjomand, Inna Shevchenko, Julia Alimova, Nina Sankari
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17:40

Secularism as human right

Plenary Panel

Secularism as a defence of women's and minority rights

Chair: Beatrix Campbell
Anna Zobnina, Annie Laurie Gaylor, Cinzia Sciuto, Ibtissame Betty Lachgar, Nadia El Fani, Rahila Gupta
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19:00

2018 One Law for All Awards
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Keynote Closing Address: Pragna Patel, Facing many Directions in the Struggle for Secular Democracy
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Maryam Namazie and Gita Sahgal, Manifesto for Women and Secularism
WATCH MANIFESTO ADOPTION

New Song by Shelley Segal: Our Resistance
WATCH SONG


19:30-21:00

Secularism as human right

Cocktails and Entertainment

MC Fariborz Pooya and Nahla Mahmoud

Artwork by Mahshad Afshar Solo Exhibition: Cursed Seal
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LCP Dance Theatre

Singer and Songwriter Shelley Segal and Dan Barker

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