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