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WOW LogoBasira recently partnered with the WOW Festival at the Southbank Centre in London. Together with WOW, we formed a panel discussion on the subject of 'Women of the Revolutions: Feminism in the Arab world'. It took place on 13 March, 2016.
The talk looked into the core issues affecting women's lives in the Arab region as well as the role they played in revolutionary times and looking into the future for peace building. It discussed the challenges facing Arab women today and the many ways they are being addressed across the region.
Together with WOW, we formed a panel discussion on the subject of 'Women of the RevolutionsFounder of Basira, Ahlam Akram, was joined by the English-Libyan psychotherapist Reem Shelhi (Founder of and creator of Systemic Human Education), Amna Abdul (Founder of 'Mena Women's Platform') and Mariz Tadros (Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies based at the University of Sussex). The panel was chaired by Nadia El-Sebai, Director of the Arab British Centre.
The WOW Festival is London's key annual event that celebrates the incredible achievements of women and girls and looks at the most potent topics impacting on the female gender. Always coinciding with International Women's Day in March, this year was the sixth instalment. Due to its success, WOW has now also become global, with fifteen cities on five continents also taking part in joining women's international movements.

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