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Gender equality and the good society
There has been progress all around the world over the last few decades in improving women’s rights. Gender equity legislation has become common. Nevertheless, family law is often discriminatory, domestic violence is widespread, and female participation in politics and public life is often low. So how do we achieve gender equality? What is the role of government, religious leaders, civil society and human rights activists? On 8 July, we will be joined by three women from the Middle East and North Africa to discuss how Covid 19 is impacting the struggle for equal rights in their region.

Our panelists are:

Samia Melki, a Tunisian politician who is president of Kadirat and member of the steering
committee of Solidarity for African women’s rights network

Randa Siniora, a human rights and women's right defender, who is currently the General
Director at the Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counseling. 

Fatemah Khafagy, an Egyptian human rights activist and Coordinator of the Arab Women
Network for Parity and Solidarity

The Good Society Forum is a community of change-makers around the world with a common quest to build the good society. Launched in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Good Society Forum Webinars digitally connect change makers around the world, engage them on ideas, and inspire action to build the good society.

Jul 8, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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