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Women’s Studies Holds 5th Annual Conference on ‘Education for Liberation and Social Justice’

Tuesday
March 19, 2013
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Observing International Women's Day, the Birzeit University Institute of Women's Studies (IWS) held on March 13, 2013 its fifth annual conference on "Education for Freedom and Social Justice."

The conference sought to create a space for reflection and dialogue on new ideas related to education from a gender perspective and its role in achieving freedom and social justice.

Vice President of Community Outreach Samia Halileh opened the conference by emphasizing the institute’s role in providing an open climate for serious discussion on issues raised in its annual conferences.

IWS director Islah Jad said that the institute is motivated by the Birzeit University culture and welcomed this year's very special guests from South Africa and historic Palestine.

IWS researcher Lina Miari also spoke at the opening ceremonies, saying that the conference will seek to answer many questions, most importantly addressing policies governing Palestinian education, the status of women and those with special needs, education for freedom and social justice, as well as other issues.

Further details about the conference are available here:

http://home.birzeit.edu/wsi/index.php?option=com_jevents&task=icalrepeat.detail&evid=34&Itemid=6&year=2013&month=03&day=13&uid=02250fc0ddbfade85843ffceb85b75cd&catids=8

 

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