How women are transforming the Middle East

Conversation with Isobel Coleman, Author of "PARADISE BENEETH HER FEET"

In her book, Paradise beneath her feet, Isobel Coleman shows how Muslim women and men across the Middle East are working within Islam to fight for women’s rights in a growing movement of Islamic feminism. Journeying through Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, Ms. Coleman introduces the reader to influential Islamic feminist thinkers and successful grassroots activists working to create economic, political, and educational opportunities for women.The conversation will focus on the role and status of women in the Arab world in the wake of the Arab Reawakening still reverberating in the Middle East and North Africa.

How Women Are Transforming the Middle East

Monday, April 15th 2013 at 1:15-2:30pm

1 United Nations Plaza

New York, NY

Students may join us at the event or participate online.Webcast:  Please contact Julia Ewing at 646.593.2300 for further details, and submit your questions online to Students can also participate Then we can arrange badges for you to enter the UN.