Gender Persecution and Women’s Rights in Afghanistan and Iran

When and Where

Friday, March 08, 2024 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Junior Commons Room
Massey College (4 Devonshire Place, Toronto)


International Women’s Day Conference

Massey College and the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies jointly present "Silenced Voices: Gender Persecution and Women’s Rights in Afghanistan and Iran".

Registration Link for In-Person Attendance (closes 48 hours in advance):

Link for Online Attendance (registration not required):

You are invited to join the conference on Friday, March 8 (International Women’s Day), which will bring to light the pressing issues women face in Afghanistan and Iran. We will showcase the voices of women leaders, academics, and practitioners dedicated to advocating for women’s rights and gender equality. The conference, a testament to women’s solidarity, will serve as a critical platform for discussing potential domestic policy reforms, fostering regional cooperation, and calling for international support in the fight against gender persecution.

The conference program will take place in the Junior Common Room. Refreshments and lunch will be available in the Upper Library.

The conference Co-Chairs are Massey College Senior Resident Ghizal Haress and Massey College’s Chair in Human Rights Payam Akhavan.

EOMI International Women's Day Conference poster