Public seminar in memory of Du'a Khalil Aswad
A little while back I posted on the stoning to death of a young woman, Doaa Aswad Dekhil, in Iraq.
The Stop Honour Killings campaign will be holding a seminar on the 18th May in London in the evening:
Public seminar in memory of Du'a Khalil Aswad , Kurdish teenager brutally stoned to death in front of hundreds of witnesses in Bashika, near Mosul.
Du'a’s only “crime” was to fall in love with an Arab man not from her own “faith”.
We invite you all to this public seminar to shed light on this barbaric crime and discuss the background to so called honour killings in Kurdistan. The campaign will outline its plan of mounting pressure on the Kurdish authorities to take responsible measures to protect women from killing and stoning!
Houzan Mahmoud: Representative Abroad of Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq and initiator of Campaign Against Killing and Stoning of Women in Kurdistan.
Heather Harvey: Amnesty International’s Women Against Violence project manager.
Diana Nammi: Director of Kurdish and Iranian Women’s Rights Organisation, and chair of International Campaign Against Honour Killings and initiator of Campaign Against Killing and Stoning of Women in Kurdistan.
Rega Rauf: Representative of Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq in Sweden, writer and researcher in honour killings in Kurdistan.
Diba Alikhani: President of Association in support of women in Iran.
to be chaired by Joanne Payton, manager of the International Campaign Against Honour killings website
Friday 18th May 2007, 18.30-10.00pm
The Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre [map ]
17-25 New Inn Yard
London, EC2A 3EA
for more information or to book a place, please contact:
I can't make it, but Joanne has agreed to do a guest post.
I know this is short notice, but if any other bloggers can publicise this it would be great.