“Muslim women are caught between rock and a hard place,” said by Mona Eltahawy, the pioneer of the #MosqueMetoo Movement. On one hand, they face Islamophobic attack that demonizes Muslim women as conservative; one the other hand, they encounter gender inequality within the minority community. What are the challenges when Muslim women speaking up gender issues in the public? How can their voices be heard?
“Break the Barriers-Inside Stories of Ethnic Minority Muslim Girls in Hong Kong”, is a collection of essay by 8 minority Muslim women, the participants of the project “Train-the-Trainers: Minority Girls and Gender Justice” initiated by CUHK. This anthology comprises of stories of their own experience with reflection on topics like education, honour, marriage and faith. These stories reveal their power and persistence to break the gender and religious stereotypes imposed by the society when pursuing their dreams. 3 contributors of the book will be joining us at the event. Come and join us if you want to listen more about their stories!
Speakers: Hina, Isma, Sam (3 contributors of the book), Prof Raees Baig (Editor; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, CUHK)
Moderator: Prof Sealing Cheng (Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, CUHK)
The event will be conducted in English.
(A Zoom meeting link will be provided to registered participants)