The "Women in Veil" panel discussion was held Tuesday April 15, 2014 at the Witters conference room in Booth Library.
Women in Veil
Moderator: Dr. Bonnie Irwin, Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities
Panelists: Reham Hamdy About-Zaid, Huma Malik, Shannon Mavi
This session will include personal experiences of women talking about Islam in various societies and cultures. For non-Muslims, women may seem oppressed in many Muslim societies. However, the status of women in the Middle East and elsewhere is not always determined by religious tradition. Women’s rights vary widely among countries with predominantly Muslim populations due to coexisting factors, such as a theocratic monarchy, patriarchal values and social systems, fundamental national values, or local culture and customs. For further study visit http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/pdf-les/Women_Islamic_Societies.pdf.