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External event - LSESU Atheist Secular & Humanist Society Public Talk

  • Jun 11, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • LSE (London School of Economics)

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LSESU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society public talk: Multiculturalism and Child Protection - Sharia Law and Other Failures

with Anne-Marie Waters and Baroness Cox

This is the groups last event of the year, and Anne-Marie Waters and Baroness Cox will be speaking about their report on the state of children's rights in Britain, with a specific focus on the work of Religious Arbitration Tribunals and their impact on child protection.

Date: Tuesday 11 June 2013

Time: 6-8pm

Venue: London School of Economics, STC.S75, St. Clement's Building, Houghton Street, London WC2A2AE

Speakers: Anne-Marie Waters and Baroness Cox

Chair: Professor Eileen Munro, CBE

Anne Marie Waters is spokesperson for the One Law for All Campaign. She campaigns against Sharia and religious Laws as she believes they represent a sacrifice of the rights of women in the name of legal and cultural relativism. She is a council member and campaigner for the National Secular Society, and campaigns more broadly for gender and race equality. She also writes and speaks on the importance of trade unionism, democracy, and Government and public sector accountability.

Baroness Cox is a cross-bench member in the House of Lords. She also is the founder and CEO of an organisation called the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART). She has campaigned for humanitarian causes, particularly relating to disability, women's rights and children's rights.

Eileen Munro is currently Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In June 2010, the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, asked Professor Munro to conduct an independent review to improve child protection in England. Her final report was published in May 2011 and contained fifteen recommendations, all of which were subsequently accepted by the government. For services to children and families, Professor Munro received a CBE in the New Year's Honours 2012.

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  • Michael K.

    This very important topic was treated with clarity and with the kind of moral forcefulness it merits, I believe. My thanks to the speakers and organisers of the event.

    June 12, 2013

  • Yaniv G.

    Found this really interesting and engaging, thanks to whoever put this up.

    June 12, 2013

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