• Talk: Women's Empowerment & Islam

Talk: Women's Empowerment & Islam

10 December 2015


ACAA - Afghanistan & Central Asian Association - continue their monthly workshops on women's rights and roles.  

Women's empowerment and Islam: Women, we are often told, have a very important and unassailable status within Islam. Yet many Muslim women have experienced situations when they have felt disadvantaged as women. Some may see this as a result of some Islamic rulings that prescribe boundaries for the female role. This workshop will aim to explore the roots of women’s disempowerment and take an objective look at the tenets of the faith that enshrine the rights of every human, including women, to liberty and self-determination. 

The talk will be led by Rania Hafez - Senior Lecturer in Education and Community Studies at the University of Greenwich and visiting Research Fellow at the University of Derby. Rania has researched and published on professionalism, cultural identity, and Islam and education. In 2008 Rania founded ‘Muslim Women in Education’ a professional network for educationalists and researchers. In addition to her academic work Rania Hafez is a regular political and cultural commentator whose media credits include the BBC, Levant TV, and the Islam Channel.

Venue: ACAA offices, 24 Deptford Broadway, London, SE8 4PA

Time: 1.30 - 3.30pm

Cost: This is a free event, open to all. 

Please register your intention to attend on the event Facebook page

Afghanistan & Central Asian Association is a charity based in Lewisham. Their work primarily focuses on supporting refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Central Asia and aiding their social integration. They also run a women’s project focusing on women’s empowerment and enabling greater opportunities for these women, through employment and education, among other things.

ACAA host monthly women's workshops on issues relating to radicalisation, integration and assimilation.