Events

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“Engage with the opposition movements in Egypt”, Walid Phares advises MEPs


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Integration and Inclusion Seminar: What Policies towards Islam?


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Exchange of views with Afghan legal experts and civil society activists


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Commemorating Swedish victims of honour murders

On 20 and 21 January 2011, EFD participated in a series of events in Sweden to commemorate the 9th anniversary of the murder of Fadime Sahindal, a young Kurdish-Swedish woman, shot by her father in 2002 for the crime of offending the family’s code of honour. What was Fadime’s crime? She had a Swedish boyfriend, and was shot dead for it.


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The Rule of Law in Afghanistan


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Syria Hearing: Human Rights Defenders and Political Prisoners in Syria’s Jails – What can Europe do?

On 12 May 2010, the European Foundation for Democracy, in collaboration with MEP Leonidas Donskis, hosted a public hearing on Syria, entitled “Human Rights Defenders and Political Prisoners in Syria’s Jails – What can Europe do?”. The guest speakers were Iyas al-Maleh (son of imprisoned HRD Haithem al-Maleh), Malik al-Abdeh (Movement for Justice and Development) and Maureen Thomas (Amnesty International UK).


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The Status Quo of Civil Liberties and the Struggle against Islamist Extremism in Germany

On 5 February 2010, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation hosted a briefing on “The Status Quo of Civil Liberties and the Struggle against Islamist Extremism in Germany”, in Washington DC. EFD Senior Fellow Alexander Ritzmann was invited to be the key speaker, as an expert of terrorism and civil liberties.


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Policy briefing: Empowering Muslim women? Opportunities and challenges

Irshad Manji, Senior Fellow of the European Foundation for Democracy was hosted by the European Policy Centre to discuss the “Empowerment of Muslim Women: Opportunities and Challenges.” The status of women in Islam and the role of Muslim women in the world have emerged as key issues of global interest. Irshad Manji, a faithful Muslim,


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