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Rights of Muslim Women: Islam and Tradition

March 2005 - U.S. Federation for Middle East Peace (“UFMEP”) hosted an interactive panel discussion titled “The Rights of Muslim Women:  Islam and Tradition” as part of the 49th session on the Commission on the Status of Women (“CSW”). The event was moderated by UFMEP President, Mrs. Salwa Kader, and focused on the roles and rights of Muslim women under Islam. The event was organized to further one of UFMEP’s core objectives to involve women in the process of conflict resolution and elevate their status in societies all around the world. Speakers included Ms. Safiyya Srkin, member of International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Science, Ms. Mona Mikhail, professor of Arabic Literature and Women’s Studies at New York University and Ms. Nahid Mozaffari, editor of the PEN Anthology of Contemporary Persian Literature, author of the book Strange Times, My Dear and professor of Middle Eastern history at the New School in New York and Cabot University in Rome.