International Women’s Day brings women from around the world to the Ismaili Centre, London

After hearing the professor discuss gender issues in her home country, Mison Eljiadi had to speak up.

She was eager to share her perspective on how the status of women in Libya has improved over the past four decades. The 35-year-old dentist who lives in Surrey told the American-born lecturer that she feels in-between cultures, tugged by her strong Libyan roots and the draw from the West.

For Eljiadi, it was an unexpected gift to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Ismaili Centre, London, and hear Dr Kathryn Spellman Poots, Assistant Professor at the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, talk analytically about the country that shaped most of her life.

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