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    Mission Possible: Combating Violence Against Women and Girls in the Middle East

    Der Flüchtlingsrat Schleswig-Holstein ist einer der Mitveranstaltenden der internationalen "Konferenz zur Bekämpfung der Gewalt gegen Frauen und Mädchen im Mittleren Osten", die am 25./26. November 2016 von der Fachhochschule Kiel in englischer Sprache ausgerichtet wird.

    Violence against women and girls is a transnational and transcultural phenomenon and its elimination is a global goal. Although women live worldwide in very heterogeneous and complex circumstances, shaped by religious differences, local traditions, ethnic differences, and socio-economic conditions violence pervades gender relations across all social categories in many parts of the world. Gender-based violence is fundamental to the functioning of the patriarchal gender structure; however, in many cases existing gender orders cannot be understood without the complexities of the colonial pasts.

    November 25 as the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women” is based on the date of the assassination of three political activists in the Dominican Republic in 1960, known as the Mirabal sisters. The United Nations have designated November 25 to combat and raise awareness of violence against women more broadly.

    The two day conference opens discourse on gender relations in the Middle East bringing together knowledge for transnational gender or human rights activists and academics. It offers a forum for connection, mutual learning, solidarity and transnational feminist advocacy.

    Conference Dates: November 25 – 26, 2016


    Kiel University of Applied Sciences Fachhochschule Kiel, Großes Hörsaalgebäude (Building C02), Sokratesplatz 6, 24149 Kiel

    Conference Language: English. Wireless translation devices will be available if a lecture is held in German or Arabic

    Registration: Registration and payment deadline: October 31st, 2016You can only pay via bank transfer. For further information about registration see here.

    Program: For further information about the conference see conference-flyer.

    We are looking forward to a great meeting!


    Dr Britta Thege on behalf of the conference organisers.

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