Back after two weeks

I was away for two weeks and am glad to be back. Bread and Roses TV will be on air again from next week after having been off air for two weeks. I will also be speaking on Sharia law, the burka and gender segregation at the seminar below, which is being held at University of Buckingham Law School. Below is more information.

The Honourable Jocelynne Scutt introduces the following seminars from three riveting speakers on topics under the umbrella of: Sex, Gender, Law & Culture – Perspectives on Women’s Rights & Wrongs with stimulating presentations and the opportunity for questions, queries, discussion & debate.


Professor Susan Edwards – Barrister, Expert Witness and Professor of Law with specialist knowledge and analysis on women’s position in law & society – particularly dress, dominance, freedom, rights and religion

Maryam Namazie of One Law For All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain – Political activist, campaigner and blogger, Spokesperson for Fitnah – Movement for women’s Liberation, Equal Rights Now, committed to ensuring equality of status and rights for all women in the United Kingdom, under British law

Pragna Patel – Founding member of Southall Black Sisters and Women Against Fundamentalism, centrally involved in campaigns and cases around domestic violence, immigration and religious fundamentalism.

Held at the Radcliffe Centre on

Wednesday 22 April at 2.00pm for 2.30pm

These seminars will be of special interest to Criminal Law, Sex & Gender & Law, Journalism & International Law students, Peace Studies and International Conflict students

Refreshments to follow *OPEN TO ALL*

Happy International Women’s Day

8mars-20I will be in Germany this weekend to celebration International Women’s Day.

Here’s where I will be speaking:

8 March 2013, 4pm
Frankfurt, Germany
Speakers: Mina Ahadi, International Committee against Stoning and Council of Ex-Muslims of Germany; Nadeen Gamil, Egyptian Women’s Union; Necla Kelek, Sociologist; Houzan Mahmoud, Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq; Maryam Namazie, One Law for All, Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain and Equal Rights Now – Organisation against Women’s Discrimination in Iran; Taslima Nasrin, Writer; and Zana Ramadani, FEMEN Germany. Place: (Uni Frankfurt) Asta, Festsaal, Bockenheimer Warte, Merton Str.26-28, 60325 Frankfurt am Main. For more information: 015774650186.

Hope to see some of you there.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Double Bind

doublebindOn Monday 11 February 2013, I will be speaking at the Centre for Secular Space launch of its first publication, Double Bind: the Muslim Right, the Anglo-American Left, and Universal Human Rights.

The event will be at 7pm at Toynbee Hall in East London.

Other speakers include Meredith Tax, Gita Sahgal, and Ansar Ahmed Ullah.

For more information or to register, contact:

UPDATE: I became really ill before the meeting and couldn’t go. Fariborz Pooya went in my place. He said it was an excellent meeting. Sorry I missed it. I’ll be posting my speech soon.