Resisting Repression and Driving Change in the Middle East: How Women Can Lead Social Transformation
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Webinar Co-hosts: Anti-Defamation League, Task Force on Middle East Minorities and FoRB Women’s Alliance
Repressive regimes often resort to threats, disinformation and violence to establish their legitimacy and maintain their power. They lack fair and democratic avenues for representation and governance. In these societies, women often face compound repression due to their gender and religion, often confronting discrimination, marginalization and even violence. Despite oppression against them, women are the drivers of change that can transform society.
In this panel we will explore the role of women in resisting and challenging repression and transforming their societies.
Marina Rosenberg, ADL Senior Vice President of International Affairs
Judith Golub, Co-founder FoRB Women’s Alliance and Director of Strategy and Planning at Religion News Foundation/Service
Marjan Keypour, Co-chair, ADL Task Force on Middle East Minorities, Founding Director of Alliance for Rights of All Minorities and StopFemicideIran
Farahnaz Ispahani, Senior Fellow at the Religious Freedom Institute & a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; former member of the Pakistani Parliament, member ADL Task Force on Middle East Minorities and Co-founder of FoRB Women’s Alliance
Nadine Maenza, President at IRF Secretariat & Global Fellow at the Wilson Center Middle East Program. Former Chair, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom