Leading to Change Panel 1: Breaking the Silence: Culture, Conflict, and Extremism (video)

Leading to Change Panel 1: Breaking the Silence: Culture, Conflict, and Extremism (video)

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2005
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English (US)

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Mahnaz Afkhami introduces the panel and discusses its themes. 

[00:22:24]  Sakena Yacoobi (Afghanistan), Founder and President of Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) speaks about the culture and religion-sensitive, grassroots training workshops that AIL conducts to raise awareness about various forms of violence.  

[00:39:17]  Noeleen Heyzer (Singapore), Executive Director of United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), discusses the culture of war, the culture of impunity, and the economics that fuel these cultures.

[00:51:23]  Ayesha Imam (Nigeria), Chief of Culture, Gender, and Human Rights Branch of UNFPA presents a theoretical framework for the discussion of dominant culture, extremism and fundamentalism. 

This discussion took place at WLP's symposium, Leading to Change: Eliminating Violence Against Women in Muslim Societies, during the 2005 annual meeting of the United Nation's Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York City.