Human Rights in Iran - lecture and panel discussion
The Society of Foreign Affairs, together with Amnesty and Insamlingsstiftelsen för mänskliga rättigheter i Iran, presents a theme evening on Human Rights issues in Iran. The evening holds a lecture by Golbarg Bashi, followed by an interesting panel discussion.
Born in Iran, raised in Sweden, and educated in Britain and the United States, Golbarg Bashi is a feminist historian and activist. She holds a MSc in Women’s Studies, and a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University.
In this talk, Golbarg will discuss the dire status of human rights in Iran and the ways in which Europeans and Swedes in particular can be of aid in Iranians' quest for democracy while not lending any weight to foreign intervention (a la Iraq and Afghanistan). As a EU-member state the Swedish government has a responsibility in ending the harsh EU sanctions placed on Iran which are hurting the Iranian people while strengthening the regime.
Bashi will argue that responsible media representations of Iran together with solidarity from ordinary Swedish citizens and Sweden's trade unions, labor and feminist organisations are far more quintessential and meaningful than any other form of "humanitarian intervention" in Iran.
In the panel discussion:
Golbarg Bashi - feminist professor and human rights activist
Farzaneh Roostaei - journalist in Iran and England
Ardeshir Bibakabadi - works with human rights for LGBTQ people in Iran (Cancelled) *
Ahoo Shokraei - student activist in Iran
Moderator: Moheb Nayeri - group secretary for Amnesty group 72.
* Ardeshir Bibakabadi unfortunately had to cancel his participation, but the program will still continue as planned.
There will be a short break where refreshments will be available!
Entrance fee is 20 SEK, free for members of the Society of International Affairs (UF).
Membership is only 50 SEK for one year, and can be paid at the entrance.
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Göteborg, Sprängkullsgatan 25
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