Gihan Abou Zeid: “Egyptian Women in Struggle: Then and Now”

October 10, 2013

October 23rd, 2013 - 5:00pm
Humanities 1 Building
Room 210

Egyptian human rights activist, journalist and author GIHAN ABOU ZEID is an authority on women’s rights in the Arab world. She was part of the revolution of 2011 that brought millions of people to Tahrir Square. Gihan is the managing editor for the magazine Politics and Religion and writes for the Qatari newspaper Al Arab. She is developing a regional strategy for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on cooperation between UN agencies and faith-based organizations. Gihan served 9 years as vice president of the NGO’s Forum for Women in Development, and was a policy adviser for the Ministry of Family and Population in Egypt.

Sponsored by the UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Humanities Research. For further information, including disabled access, please contact Evin Guy,, (831) 459-5655.

Admission:  This event is FREE and open to the public
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