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  • Mar 09, 2024

Azadi Network presents: on our own terms

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This International Women’s Day, we unveil and engage in an important debate defining and defying Gender Apartheid in Iran and Afghanistan, through conversation, art, music and personal storytelling.

On International Women’s Day 2024, a British Parliamentary Report, led by Baroness Kennedy KC, unveils the parallels between the structural gendered injustice in Iran and Afghanistan. Join women and community leaders, artists and activists for this enlightening and important debate defining and defying Gender Apartheid in these nations, dedicated to empowering voices across the world.

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Baroness Kennedy KC will be joined on stage by Jude Kelly CBE, Madeleine Rees, Negin Shiraghaei and Horia Mosadiq to discusses the findings of the Inquiry, alongside a panel of experts from Afghanistan and Iran. The evening will also feature art and music celebrating the resistance of women and the LGBTQ+ community. Full line-up to be announced soon.

Gender Apartheid, distinct from South Africa’s racial apartheid under international law, is a term advocated by women in Afghanistan and Iran, along with global activists. They highlight parallels between the segregation faced by women in Afghanistan and Iran and the historical racial segregation in South Africa.

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