April 21, 2012—Women in the Middle East
The Chapel Hill Branch of AAUW will conclude its fall 2011 and Spring 2012 season with the program, WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST. Ms. Beth Dehghan will discuss the role of Middle Eastern women from the Iranian Revolution to Arab Spring. She has been a human rights activist for more than thirty years. Her work has been primarily through the United Nations and chairing conferences and seminars on human rights in numerous universities. She regularly attends the UN General Assembly meetings in New York City and has participated in the High Commission for Human Rights annual meetings. She was invited to speak at the 2000 Beijing plus Five Conference on the topic of constitutional violence against women.
In 2003 Ms. Dehghan founded the Association of International Women for Human Rights. The purpose of this organization is to empower women through education and skill building in the political, social and civil/economic spheres of their lives. Ms. Dehghan was also the key note speaker at the 2009 AAUW/NC annual state conference.
Beth Dehghan has a B.S. in Agronomy from Louisiana State University and a Teaching Certificate from Tehran University, Iran.
This meeting is also our annual pot luck luncheon which will be followed by the installation of new officers for 2012-2013. If you wish to stay for lunch, please contact us if you have not yet signed up for a luncheon table.
We meet at Carol Woods in the Carolina Room the third Saturday of each month. Our meetings begin at 10 A.M. with socializing and snacks from 9:30 on.