Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023

Mar 01 2023 Posted: 11:18 GMT

The Irish Centre for Human Rights is delighted to host a seminar by Professor Roja Fazaeli, Trinity College Dublin, celebrating International Women’s Day 2023, on "Woman, Life, Freedom: a Historical and Contextual Analysis of the Recent Protests in Iran." This will take place on March 6th at 1pm in the Seminar Room, Irish Centre for Human Rights, and will be followed by light refreshments. A link to take part online can be requested from humanrights@universityofgalway.ie.

About the speaker

Dr. Roja Fazaeli is Professor in Islamic Civilisations and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. Roja has published widely on the subjects of Islamic feminisms, human rights, women religious authorities, women’s rights in Iran, and the relationship between human rights and religion. She is the recipient of a European Research Council Consolidator grant to lead a five-year project (2023-2028) on Building Conceptual and Methodological Expertise for the Study of Gender, Agency, and Authority in Islam (BILQIS). Roja is also a principal investigator on a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions funded project investigating the nature of hate in society (NETHATE). Roja is currently the chairperson of the board of directors of Immigrant Council of Ireland, and a member of the board of directors of Azadi Andisheh (Association for Freedom of Thought). Roja has also been the Scholars at Risk representative in Trinity College Dublin since 2009, and was previously on the boards of the Irish Refugee Council and Amnesty International Ireland. Professor Fazaeli is the recipient of the Trinity Research Excellence Award for 2020 in the category 'Cherish academic freedom, diversity of scholarship, and pursuit of truth.' She is a graduate of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, University of Galway.