Women, Islam and Parallel Societies in Europe today

European Foundation for Democracy | Brussels (Belgium) |

On 8 March 2017, the International Women’s Day, the European Foundation for Democracy, in cooperation with the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, hosted a policy briefing entitled: “Women, Islam and Parallel Societies in Europe today”. Throughout the discussion, experts commented on the parallel societies phenomenon, analyzing the example of Shari’a courts in the UK, with a special emphasis on its consequences on women rights.

Guest speakers included: Elham Manea, academic and human rights activist, Senior Fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy; Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek, Senior Policy Advisor at the European Foundation for Democracy, and Hatice Kücük, YPFP Representative (Moderator).

About European Foundation for Democracy

The European Foundation for Democracy (EFD) is a Brussels and Berlin-based policy institute that has been working with civil society, academic, governmental and other stakeholders on the prevention of radicalisation for more than a decade. Through our work with these organisations and groups, EFD’s goal is to ensure that the universal values of the Enlightenment – political pluralism, respect for individual rights, government by democracy – remain the founding precepts of European security and prosperity.

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