Fairleigh Dickinson University and Bahrain Women Association for Human Development host panel discussion on women’s rights in the Arab world

TEANECK, NJ (February 15, 2011) —“Women’s Rights in the Arab World” is the topic that a panel of leaders from the Bahrain Women Association (BWA) will present on and discuss on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at FDU’s Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, N.J. as part of FDU’s United Nations Pathways program.


Saba Al-Asfoor, founding and board member of BWA and a renowned woman leader in Bahrain and Dr. Wajeeha Al-Baharna, a prominent activist in the Middle East in the field of human rights and women rights and BWA founder, will moderate a discussion on Women's rights in Arab Region (Countries).


Topics of discussion include:

·      Recent gains and new opportunities for women’s rights in the Arab world.

·      The main challenges to women’s rights in Arab countries


The opportunity to attend this presentation is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments are available at 6 p.m. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will conclude at 8 p.m.


The program is being held in the Rutherford Room in the Student Union Building. Fairleigh Dickinson is located at 1000 River Road, Teaneck, N.J.

For additional information, call FDU’s Office of Global Learning at 973.443.8876.


About Bahrain Women Association

Bahrain Women Association for Human Development is a non-profit organization established with the vision of empowering leaders in the path of human development.


About Fairleigh Dickinson University

Devoted to the preparation of world citizens through global education, Fairleigh Dickinson is New Jersey's largest private university and features more than 100 liberal arts and professional degree programs, two international campuses, dozens of partnerships with internationally renowned institutions and special programs and status within the United Nations. For more information, go to www.fdu.edu.



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