Weekly Feature

2015-02-26 / Business

Conference to examine injustices toward women

A free conference designed to examine the injustices and violence perpetrated on women will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at 106 O’Brian Hall on the University at Buffalo’s North Campus in Amherst.

The conference will also explore resources and remedies in answering the imperative question of “What is to be done?”

Illegal human rights violations on a global scale include honor killings, sex trafficking, slave brides, domestic violence, discrimination, lack of access to education and employment opportunities, lack of autonomy, unjust social and cultural restraints, unjust family laws and child custody, and many other atrocities.

The conference is presented by the Coalition for the Advancement of Moslem Women in conjunction with the University at Buffalo School of Law and the Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender. The program is also being presented by The International Institute, The Family Justice Center and Buffalo Public Schools.

The program will include the screening of the documentary film “Honor Diaries” and a Declaration of Equalities by the event’s coordinator, Nadia Shahram. In addition, the program includes a panel discussion, art exhibit and other activities. The event will include lunch and refreshments.

Shahram is the owner of Matrimonial Mediation Service of Buffalo, which is dedicated to helping couples and families to resolve marital relationship conflicts.

For more information about the conference, contact Shahram by email at attorneyna dia@gmail.com. With space being limited, reservations are necessary and may be made by emailing coalitionformoslemwomen@gmail.com.

Further information is also available on Facebook by searching keywords “Culture and Control of Women.” According to organizers, the program’s full agenda will soon be posted on the Facebook page.

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