Sunday, February 05, 2006

WFAFI Panel Discussion: Women and US Policy in the Middle East

Friday Feb. 10th
WFAFI's Panel Discussion
Women and US Policy in the Middle East; Focusing on Iran and Iraq

The United States considers the rights and freedom of women to be fundamental human rights; the Bush Administration has made the empowerment of women integral to U.S. foreign policy.

In June 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said: "There are those who say that democracy is for men alone. In fact, the opposite is true: Half a democracy is not a democracy. As one Muslim woman leader has said, 'Society is like a bird. It has two wings. And a bird cannot fly if one wing is broken.'"

To better understand Washington's message, join WFAFI for an important and timely discussion on the role of Iranian and Iraqi women.

Speakers from Iran, Iraq and the United States will examine the following:
  • Political Voice of Women
  • Leadership and Empowerment
  • Challenges and Opportunities

Date: Friday, February 10, 2006
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Location: Murrow Room, 13th Floor, National Press Building
529 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20045

Public RSVP By 2/9/2006 email:

Media RSVP By 2/10/2006 12:00 Noon e-mail:

Women's Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iran

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Women's Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iran iscommitted to promote a greater awareness of thechallenges women face living under thefundamentalist regimes like Iran. Our tasks rangesfrom raising public awareness, conducting researchprojects, initiating outreach programs, to policydiscussions and analysis. We firmly believe thepolitical presence, participation and leadership ofwomen are the essential elements in achievingsocial, political and economic equality. We are agroup of individuals concerned with the growingthreat of fundamentalism worldwide. We submit to thedefinition of fundamentalism explained in thecomparative study of religions, as embodiment ofbackwardness in its host cultures or religion.Ourprimary area of focus is the IslamicFundamentalism in Iran, established as a form of government in1979.

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