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Date(s) - 11/10/2018
7:00 pm

University of Saskatchewan


Getting Women at the Table: A fireside chat with Dr. Alaa Murabit

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission would like to invite you to a very special Courageous Conversation, Getting Women at the Table: A fireside chat with Dr. Alaa Murabit, on Thursday, Oct 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the University of Saskatchewan’s Quance Theatre.

Join us as Dr. Murabit explores the need for gender equality and the importance of female political participation in today’s world.

Dr. Murabit — who hails from Saskatoon —  is a physician, one of 17 Global Sustainable Development Goal Advocates appointed by the UN Secretary General, and the youngest UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth. Most recently, she was appointed the Executive Director of the inclusive security firm Phase Minus 1.

Dr. Murabit’s TED Talk, released in July 2015, “What my religion really says about women” was selected as the TED Talk of the Day and one of four moving TED Talks you should watch right now by The New York Times.

The founder of a global mentorship programme for emerging leaders and co-founder of The Omnis Institute — an organisation committed to challenging critical global issues through the empowerment of emerging local leaders —  Dr. Murabit champions women’s participation in peace processes and conflict mediation.

At 21, Dr. Murabit founded The Voice of Libyan Women to improve the political participation and the economic empowerment of women in Libya. She has been recognized as the International TrustWoman Hero by the New York Times, a Forbes 30 Under 30, Canadian 30×30, and the youngest Harvard Law Woman Inspiring Change. Dr. Murabit also became one of the youngest recipients of the Nelson Mandela International Change-maker award, from the Mandela Family in 2018.

Dr. Murabit views challenges through a unique lens; she’s lived between dictatorship and conflict, and has shaped national and global security, health, education and economic policies which impact billions. She serves as a trustee for The Malala Fund, International Alert, Malaria No More and Women’s March Global, and is a respected thought leader on how inclusion lies at the heart of the solutions for a sustainable and prosperous world.

There is no need to register or RSVP.

Admission is free.

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