A Woman’s Place is Holding NGOs to Account: Women’s Rights are Human Rights

A Woman’s Place is holding NGOs to account: Women’s Rights are Human Rights.

Women’s rights are human rights, but are human rights NGOs defending or undermining the rights of women? Join us online for this vital discussion with Gita Sahgal, Iseult White and Kajsa Ekis Ekman.

Gita Sahgal (@GitaSahgal) is a writer and journalist on issues of feminism, fundamentalism, and racism. She was Head of the Gender Unit in Amnesty International and was forced out when she went public with her concerns regarding their promotion of a pro-jihad campaigner as a ‘human rights defender’. Gita is also a documentary films director, and a women’s rights and human rights activist.

Iseult White (@iseult) is an Independent Director, executive coach, management consultant and psychotherapist. Her letter to the Irish Times about Amnesty and Freedom of Conscience defends ‘legitimate representation to people of conscience’.

Kajsa Ekis Ekman (@ms.ekis.ekman) is a Swedish journalist, writer, and activist. She is the author of several works about the financial crisis, critiques of capitalism and women’s rights. Her book ‘Being and Being Bought: Prostitution, Surrogacy and the Split Self’ has been translated into several languages, and her latest book ‘On the Existence of Sex – Thoughts On The New Definition of Women’ has just been released in Sweden.

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