National Press Club

Gender Justice Forum

Gender Justice Forum

December 13, 2018 8:30 AM

Location: Zenger Room


An expert discussion hosted by Islamic Relief Worldwide
Violence, economic exclusion, discrimination, and practices like FGM and forced/early marriage, plague far too many women and girls around the world.
On Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the National Press Club our expert panel will ask what is actually working?
Do faith leaders have a role to play? What are the barriers to success? And, what are the solutions for moving forward?
● Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) affects more than 200 million girls & women in 30 countries
● Domestic violence: One in three women worldwide have experienced either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime
● Early and forced marriages: More than 700 million women were married when they were under 18,
and of those some 250 million were married before they were 15

The forum will be hosted by Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) and moderated by IRW CEO Naser Haghamed.
Featured panelists include:
Sandra Pepera , Director for Gender, Women and Democracy at the National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Lyric Thompson , Director of Policy and Advocacy, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Reyhana Patel , former BBC journalist; Head of Government Relations at Islamic Relief Canada

Naser Haghamed , CEO, Islamic Relief Worldwide.

Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30. The National Press Club 529 14th Street, NW, 13th
Floor ZENGER ROOM, Washington, DC 20045. Breakfast served.
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