Thanks for your support and see you in 2019!

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Dear Friend

We wanted to write to you to give you links to all the videos from the International Conference on Sharia, Segregation and Secularism:

Welcome Address: Maryam Namazie, Secularism is a Human Right 
WATCH VIDEO

Opening Keynote Address: Gita Sahgal, Precious Heritage – Using Universality to Fight Colonial and Fundamentalist Laws
WATCH VIDEO

Keynote Address: Asia Bibi Lawyer Saif Ul Malook, Asia Bibi’s Fight for Justice
WATCH VIDEO

Resolution: In Support of Asia Bibi
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Sharia, Religious Arbitration and Family Law Panel
Chair: Gita Sahgal
Afsana Lachaux, Diana Nammi, Houzan Mahmoud, Yasmin Rehman
WATCH PANEL DISCUSSION

The Politics of Collusion Panel
Chair: Peter Tatchell
Bonya Ahmed, Marieme Helie Lucas, Pragna Patel, Rumana Hashem, SadiaHameed, Stasa Zajovic
WATCH PANEL DISCUSSION

Performance and Public Action in Support of Movement Against Compulsory Veiling in Iran
WATCH #WhiteWednesdays Performance by Atoosa Faramand
WATCH Public Action led by Victoria Gugenheim

Gender Segregation, the Veil and Women’s Bodily Autonomy Panel
Chair: Yasmin Rehman
Ahlam Akram, Eve Sacks, Homa Arjomand, Inna Shevchenko, Julia Alimova, Nina Sankari
WATCH PANEL DISCUSSION

Secularism as a Defence of Women’s and Minority Rights Panel
Chair: Beatrix Campbell
Anna Zobnina, Annie Laurie Gaylor, Cinzia Sciuto, Ibtissame Betty Lachgar, Nadia El Fani
WATCH PANEL DISCUSSION

2018 One Law for All Awards Ceremony
WATCH VIDEO OF AWARDS

Keynote Closing Address: Pragna Patel, Facing many Directions in the Struggle for Secular Democracy
WATCH SPEECH

Maryam Namazie and Gita Sahgal, Manifesto for Women and Secularism
WATCH MANIFESTO ADOPTION

New Song by Shelley Segal: Our Resistance
WATCH SONG

Artwork by Mahshad Afshar Solo Exhibition: Cursed Seal
WATCH VIDEO

The conference was a fantastic way to celebrate our ten year anniversary and review our major successes, including against gender segregation at universities and the Law Society’s endorsement of Sharia-compliant wills. You can see highlights of our work over this past decade here. There is of course still a long way to go defending universal rights and secularism, particularly given the rise of the far-Right, including religious fundamentalisms, and we look foward to working with you in the years to come.

Thank you again for your support over these years. Please continue supporting us, including by donating to our work. Any amount is appreciated and much needed.

Wishing you happy holidays and New Year and hope to see you at our upcoming events and actions in 2019.

Maryam Namazie
Spokesperson

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