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25 Years

The Struggle for Women's Rights in Yemen

Date: 
Thu, 10/08/2009 - 8:00am
Event Location: 
ICGC

ICGC Distinguished Lecture Series presented by Dr. Raufa Hassan, prominent Yemeni feminist

Raufa Hassan, a prominent Yemeni feminist, will speak about the struggle for women's rights in Yemen over the past two decades, including the debate about gender equality in education, women's political representation, and personal status laws in the context of the growing role of Islam in the Yemeni political arena. Dr. Hassan is Professor of Development, Gender, Social Change, Intercultural Communication and Development Communications in the Mass Media College of Sanaa University. She is also the founder and former director of the first Center for Women Studies at Sanaa University.