Asma Khader interview on leadership in Muslim societies, her career in law, and activism in Jordan (video)

Asma Khader interview on leadership in Muslim societies, her career in law, and activism in Jordan (video)

Resource Type
Topical Interview
Publication Year
English (US)




Asma Khader speaks on leadership, women's leadership in Muslim societies, and her experiences and inspirations as a lawyer and women's human rights activist in Jordan. She addresses difficulties and practicalities of efforts to reform laws surrounding practices such as honor killing, and the difference between law reform in theory and law reform in practice.

Asma Khader is a Jordanian activist, lawyer, and the former head of WLP Jordan/Sisterhood is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J).  

This interview was conducted for a Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) produced documentary during Cultural Boundaries and Cyber Spaces: Innovative Tools and Strategies for Strengthening Women's Leadership in Muslim Societies, which was a symposium organized by WLP in collaboration with the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies and New York University held on June 1st, 2000, with the purpose of providing a forum for women to discuss the evolving role of Information and communication technology (ICT) for the global women's movement and in the fight for social change.

Runtime: 00:14:46

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