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Arab Countries in Transition: Gender Rights and Constitutional Reforms
The Institute for Women Studies in the Arab World in partnership with the Women and Memory Forum is organizing a conference that addresses gender rights and constitutional reforms in the MENA region. The conference will be held in Beirut from June 23 until June 25, 2014 at the Lebanese American University.
Guest speakers of the conference are Dr. Suad Joseph, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies at the University of California, Davis and Dr. Hoda Elsadda, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts, Cairo University and head of the Freedoms and Rights Committee in the Constituent Assembly, Egypt.
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Gender Training for Iraqi Academics and Researchers
IWSAW has successfully completed its project on Gender Training for Iraqi Academics and Researchers, funded by the Open Institute Society and implemented in collaboration with SOAS Centre for Gender Studies, University of London, and the Women and Memory Forum, Egypt.
The project focused on developing the research writing skills of 19 Iraqi researchers (Baghdad and Erbil) on how to undertake research projects on women and gender studies. The endeavor resulted in preliminary research papers that offer an insight into the current state of women in Iraq from a variety of academic perspectives. More.