Women’s Rights in the GCC: A Dialogue

Women’s Rights in the GCC: A Dialogue

Wednesday, 27 February 2013 - 12:45pm
68 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF, the Middle East Centre’s Library
Ms Sultana Afdhal
Dr Naz Ghanea
MEC Women's Rights Research Seminars

(a light lunch will be available on a first-come, first-served basis)

Speakers: Dr Naz Ghanea & Ms Sultana Afdhal

This seminar will be carried out as a conversation between Ms Sultana Afdhal, Oxford student from Qatar and Dr Nazila Ghanea, Lecturer in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford.

The focus of their conversation will be on women’s rights in the member states of the Gulf Co-operation Council. Issues around the scope, pace, focus and direction of women’s rights in the countries of the GCC – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – will be discussed and participants will be invited to contribute with their insights and questions.

The Women’s Rights Research Seminar at Oxford was founded in 2009 with the initial aim of directing interdisciplinary scholarly attention to the legal status of women in Iran. Since then, the research group has broadened its purview to the rights of women in the Middle East, covering topics such as the politics of fertility, women in ethnic minorities, and the treatment of women in states governed and influenced by Islamic law and jurisprudence. WRRS welcomes seminar and paper proposals from any discipline. Enquiries: Binesh Hass (binesh.hass@law.ox.ac.uk).