On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on March 8, the Working Group for Women at Aga Khan University is organising a lecture by distinguished Islamic scholar and inspirational speaker, Abbas Husain, who will be discussing gender in the light of the Holy Quran within the purview of the challenges and contradictions of modernity. Mr Husain will elaborate how the Quran describes itself and how it can be read, especially in the context of gender justice.
AKU’s Working Group for Women emerged in 1994 and is an expanding, interdisciplinary group that aims to promote a supportive environment for progressive social change, especially for women. The group organises awareness forums such as lectures, workshops and seminars related to women’s health, education and social issues and conducts research in collaboration with other organisations that carry a similar vision.
What: International Women’s Day event organised by AKU’s Working Group for Women.
Who: Abbas Husain, Islamic scholar and inspirational speaker
When: March 8, 2011, 12:00-2:00 pm
Where: AKU Auditorium, Stadium Road campus, Karachi
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