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"Honour Killing" Seminar: In Memory of Du'a Khalil and all victims of honour killings

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Date:
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Teach-In
Organizer/Author:
Dr. Sayadi
Email:
Phone:
925-327-0001
Location Details:
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609-1113

Du’a Khalil Aswad was a 17 year old girl; she was stoned to death in public in Iraqi Kurdistan last year on April 2007. Since then hundreds more women have been killed for reasons of so “called honour”, A seminar will discuss the rise of honour killings, violence against women, gender apartheid in Kurdistan/Iraq.

Please join us to commemorate Du’a and many thousands like her who were killed, and stoned to death.

Speakers:

Kayvon-Dokht Shakibaee: Iranian human and women’s rights activist

Sunsara Taylor: Writer for Revolution newspaper, journalist and women’s rights activist

Dr. Sureya Sayadi: Human and women’s rights activist

We will be showing video clips to highlight women’s suffering in this region.

Added to the calendar on Wed, Apr 16, 2008 12:33PM

Comments (Hide Comments)
by ERS
I wish I had known about this before today. I work in this area and have written extensively on this subject.

Ellen R. Sheeley, Author
"Reclaiming Honor in Jordan"
http://www.redroom.com/author/ellen-r-sheeley
by Dr. Sayadi (drpeacess [at] yahoo.com)
Hello MS Sheeley,
I wish I knew you sooner too because we need all the help for this cause because as you know it is very hard to change or stop things when it is against women and especially in Middle East and during this horrible War and Occupation, but we still need to expose, witness and educate our selves and others.
I hope you can join us tonight if possible.
In Solidarity,
Sureya Sayadi
http://www.peacepalpitations.com
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