The Iranian Association at the University of Toronto (IAUT) is proud to present "Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh: An Examination of New Discourses in Iran's Women Movements". In this event, Ms. Abbasgholizadeh will address the differences between distinct
discursive differences between these movements that have been catalysed by pragmatic agendas and decision-making over and above considerations of ideology. within . She will pay particular attention to the
Ms. Abbasgholizadeh, is an Iranian women's rights activist who has played a crucial role in Iran since the 1990s. Ms. Abbasgholizadeh is an active member of the Stop Stoning to Death Campaign and the Iranian . She has also served as the director of the Non-Governmental Organisation Training Centre (NGOTC), an organisation aimed at strengthening civil society, and the director of the Association of Women Writers and Journalists NGO. She has also been the chief editor and director of several women's journals, and a regular contributor to the , as well as Zanan journal. She has been arrested twice by the Iranian government in 2004 and 2007 due to her non-violent efforts in pursuit of women's rights in the country.
In addition to Ms. Abbasgholizadeh's speech, the event will feature video clips related to her current human rights activities and campaigns.
Event: An Examination of New Discourses in Iran's Women Movement
When: 4:00-6:00 pm, Saturday, August 9, 2008
Where: Bahen Centre for Information Technology, room 1170
40 St. George Street, immediately south of Russell Street(map)