Friday April 10th, 2015
Markfield Conference Centre
This conference will address real issues and solutions which some Muslim Women face. Issues such as domestic violence, mental health, depression, child sexual abuse and issues of honour and shame will be discussed, within the context of the Identity as a Muslim woman, followed by techniques and resources for ways of Transformation and Change. This conference is a positive step forward to identifying issues and their solutions through positive actions and changes for Muslim women to actively grow, self-care and empower themselves.
This is open to all communities and professionals who would like to develop their understanding of these issues & solutions and/or working with Muslim women/clients. In particular this would be suitable for professionals in the field of Mental Health and Social Care, including Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Community Leaders, Chaplains, Community Development Workers, Charities, Third Sector, Academics and Educational Institutions.
9.00-9.15 Registration/ Tea & Coffee
9.15-9.30 Introduction to Conference & Keynote Speaker
Dr Shuruq Naguib, Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Lancaster University.
9.30-11.10 Presentation of ‘Challenges’ Papers
Topics presented: Mental Health in Muslim communities, Honour and Shame, Domestic Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, Postpartum Depression.
11.10-11.25 Tea/Coffee Break
11.15-12.35 Presentation of ‘Identity’ Papers
Topics presented: Gender and Leadership, Identity and Political Participation, Religious and Cultural Shaping of Identity.
1.30-2.35 Presentation of ‘Transformation and Change’ Papers
Topics presented: Optimum Nutrition, Resentment in Relationships, Positive Instant Transformation & Purposeful Change.
2.35-3.45 Workshops – Each workshop based on a theme of Papers presented
Workshop 1: Challenges
Workshop 2: Identity
Workshop 3: Transformation & Change
(Delegates to attend 1 of the 3 workshops. Preference to be made when booking delegate place.)
3.45-4.00 Tea/Coffee Break
4.00-4.45 Panel Discussion
4.45-5.00 Closing Remarks
(Tea/Coffee and Lunch are included with every ticket)
Confirmed speakers include: Akeela Ahmed, Karimah bint Dawoud, Amina Easat-Daas, Sayeda Habib, Madiha Haroon, Nazila Isgandarova, Nasreen Mansoor, Sameeha Rafeek,Nasreen Sayed, Revd Dr. Ian Williams, Nadia Leona Yunus
*All tickets include lunch, as well as tea/coffee.
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