Niqab and Women’s Movements

I’ll be doing an interview this morning on the niqab debate for

In the evening I’ll be speaking on a panel entitled ‘Women’s Movements Changing Women Changing the World’ at a House of Lord Seminar organised by Women Worldwide Advancing Freedom & Equality (WWAFE). Place: Committee Room 1, 6.00pm to 8.00pm House of Lords. [We will begin promptly, so arrival at 5.30pm will ensure you gain a seat.] Hope to see some of you there.

By the way, Karima Bennoune’s talk was brilliant last night; it was informative, moving and absolutely inspiring. Her work will be hugely important for our fight for equality and secularism. Do get a copy of her book: “Your Fatwa does not apply here” if you haven’t already. I got my signed copy last night.

A few of us went out to dinner after her talk, which was fantastic because I got to meet up with her for the very first time though we have emailed before.

In first photo, it’s Karima Bennoune (second from left), Chetan Bhatt, Gita Sahgal, Pragna Patel, Marieme Helie Lucas, myself and Salil Tripathi.

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