26

Oct

2017

UN GA: The Impact of Fundamentalism and Extremism on the Cultural Rights of Women

(Conference/meeting)

Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights, Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters, New York, NY, USA

A discussion of the report presented by the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

Speakers:

Karima Bennoune, Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

Rafida Bonya Ahmed, author, human rights activists and moderator at Mukto-mona blog; visiting

research scholar at UT Austin; widow of Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy

Sheema Kermani, activist, theater practitioner and dancer; founder of Tehrik-E-Niswan in Karachi,

Pakistan

Wanda Nowicka, Chair of Equality and Modernity Association; Honorary President of Polish Federation

for Women and Family Planning

Cole Parke, LGBTQ and Gender Justice Researcher at Political Research Associates, USA

Wai Wai Nu, Director of Women Peace Network Arakan, Myanmar

Video message from Nayantara Sahgal, writer

Date: Thursday 26 October 2017

Time: 5-7pm

Venue: Conference Room 11, UN Headquarters, New York, NY

RSVP by 23 October 2017 to srculturalrights@ohchr.org with subject line “GA side event”

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