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Public Lecture: Secular and Islamic Feminisms: Product of the War on Terror

At a Glance
Date: 2 March 2012
Time: 3-5pm
Location: Lib 1, Ground Floor, University Library
Open To: All welcome
Cost: Free

Public lecture by Afiya Zia on secular and Islamic feminisms.

The 'War on Terror' has received much scrutiny within a 'security' framework but the impact of the conflict on women and their political identities remains under-examined. This lecture will discuss the divisions that have split women's political movements in Pakistan, arguing that ultimately, the War on Terror and reconstruction efforts have served as exclusively male political tools rather than as drivers of women's particularised rights.

The speaker, Afiya Zia, is a Karachi-based feminist activist and scholar and is currently Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Advance Studies.

Entrance is free and all are welcome.


Registration for this event is essential. Please register attendance by emailing Khursheed Wadia at khursheed dot wadia at warwick dot ac dot uk