The Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies at the American University in Cairo will host the second workshop in its Reassessing Gender Training Series:
Women's Rights and Citizenship in Egypt
This workshop centers on a discussion of legal and other rights as constructed by states, activists, and academics in Egypt. The domain of rights is one that is shaped by official, radical, secular/feminist and Islamic discourses and is an arena where national and international players are engaged. The workshop will attempt to provide a forum for the consideration and appreciation of these varying visions and how they structure the present and future of women in society and research on their roles as citizens. The workshop will also question the meaning of modernization, national identity and globalization as projected by the on the ground efforts to realize different rights for different women. Participants will be invited to give formal written presentations on the issue in English.
A 250 word abstract in English is due August 30, 2002. Written interventions are expected by October 10th 2002. These will be distributed to all participants prior to the workshop.
For more information regarding the workshop write to the series organizer Dr. Hania Sholkamy via e-mail.
Abstracts and papers should be submitted to the IGWS Secretariat: email@example.com
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