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).
Dr. Farida Allaghi speaks about how she views herself as a leader and how she defines leadership. She discusses her childhood (and influence of her parents' progressive, democratic values on her upbringing), technological and information revolution, achievements of the global women's movement, image of Muslim women in Western media, need for women's political participation, and why she's optimistic about the future.