WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP AND EMPOWERMENT EVENT IN BANGKOK

 

There was an international conference about “Women’s leadership and empowerment” on 1-3 of March 2016 in Thailand. I was honored to present one of my research papers that was about women’s agency in feminist discourse. The research paper was based on one of the chapters of my PhD thesis under the title of “Non violence resistance, Baha’i women’s agency in post revolution Iran”. The presentation contained a PPT and a video clip from the website of “A Quiet Genocide” which was one of the grand references for my thesis.

At the conference there were almost 50 women and men who were the leaders of their societies for empowering women, authors, professors, or social activists.

My presentation gave opportunity to those beautiful souls to learn about the Baha’i doctrine and principles, and the situation of Baha’is in Iran after revolution with special focus on Baha’i women’s experiences in oppressed condition.

The participants came to know how and why Baha’is for almost 37 years have resisted persecutions and discriminations which have violated their human right in their own land.

As the PPT helped them to understand the theoretical framework and methodology which was shaped the research essay, the video presentation assisted them to get sense and virtualized the reality and nature of theoretical discourse.

I strongly would like to appreciate and thanks the director of “A Quiet Genocide” who has given this opportunity to us as researchers, human rights activists, and who are interested in oral history to access to a large amount of interviews that captured a history which is inspiring and learnable in human history.

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