Women of South Yemen: Past, Present and the Future

The Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman and Independent Diplomat cordially invite all to a special public panel discussion on “Women of South Yemen: Past, Present and the Future”.

As we mark International Women’s Day, the panel discussion will explore the vital role South Yemeni women have played in their decade’s long struggle for peace, and the challenges ahead for advancing women’s participation in the UN-led political process.

Moderator & Opening Remarks

Charlotte Isaksson: Senior Gender Advisor to the European External Action Service


Huda al-Attas: Lecturer of Sociology at the University of Aden, writer, political and human rights activist, Chairperson of the Arabic Foundation for Social Sciences and Humanities

Entesar Ali Mused al-Hadali: Political activist, President of the National Council for Southern Women and of the Association ‘Min Haki’ (I have the right)

Sanaa Mubarak: Member of the Southern Transitional Council’s National Assembly, Founding Member of the Academic Forum Muhammad Ali Luqman, Pediatrician

Hend Omairan: Human Rights Defender, Member of the South Independent Group

A retrospective photo exhibition of women’s roles in public life will also be on display, accompanied by remarks from Fatima Ali al-Baiti, Chairperson of the South Arabian Women’s Association in Germany.

Date: Thursday 7 March between 09h00-11h00 (Breakfast will be served)

Venue: Independent Diplomat, 14 Rue de la Science, Brussels

All are welcome to this public event. Please RSVP your attendance to Independent Diplomat by Monday, 4 March.