13 Mar 2014 2:00pm - 5:30pm Keynes Room, King's College


The symposium is free to attend but registration is necessary. Please book your place through the online registration link. You can see the programme by clicking on the tab above.

Mona Siddiqui (University of Edinburgh) will  give a series of lectures and participate in this concluding symposium, Feminism, Religion, and Women's Rights.

Confirmed speakers:
Haifa Zangana (Author)
Elif Shafak (Author)
Razia Iqbal (BBC)
Ash Amin (University of Cambridge)


Other events in this series.

Lecture 1: Monday 10 March Can you Text a Divorce? Negotiating Women’s Rights in Law and Society

Lecture 2: Tuesday 11 March Mary in Christian-Muslim Relations

Lecture 3: Wednesday 12 March From the Feminine to Feminism: Women in Islamic Thought and Literature



For administrative enquiries please contact Michelle Maciejewska.



Registration at 13.30pm

Women's Rights: A Litmus Test for Democracy

Belonging and Identity: What Role do Art and Literature Play for Redifining Women's Rights

Elif Shafak (Author)

Razia Iqbal (BBC)

Chair: Jude Browne (University of Cambridge)


Tea/coffee break


The Ground of Encounter:  Focusing on women's rights would allow fresh thinking about the kind of society we want to live in

Ash Amin (University of Cambridge)

Haifa Zangana (Author)

Chair: Jeremy Sanders (University of Cambridge)


Response and discussion with Mona Siddiqui

About the Professorship

The Humanitas Chair in Women's Rights has been made possible by the generous support of Mrs Carol Saper.

The Humanitas Chair in Women’s Rights was conceived as a way to explore the political, sociological and theoretical issues pertaining to Women’s Rights from global development and environmental change to biomedical advances.

Past Humanitas Visiting Professors in Women's Rights

2012-13: Melanne Verveer (first first US Ambassador for Global Women's Issues)
2011-12: Baroness Helena Kennedy (Barrister and expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues; member of the House of Lords)
2010-11: Nancy Fraser (Henry A and Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics, The New School for Social Research, New York)

Standing Committee

Henrietta L. Moore (Sociology)
Sarah S. B. Franklin (Sociology)
Jens M. Scherpe (Law)

Hosting College

King's College

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