VIDEO: ICNY’s Dr. Sarah Sayeed speaks on the role of interfaith dialogue in the empowerment of women, at recent panel discussion

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On Tuesday, Feb. 12, ICNY’s Dr. Sarah Sayeed (pictured, center)  took part in a panel discussion on the Occasion of World Interfaith Harmony Week entitled: “The Role of Interfaith Dialogue in Peace Building and Women Empowerment.”

The panel aimed to raise awareness on empowering women and discuss multiple perspectives, implications and misconceptions on girls’ education based on religions, traditions, and customs.  Speakers included Dr. Sayeed, ICNY Program and Communications Associate; Nobel Peace Prize recipient Tawwakul Karman; Dr. William F. Vendley, Secretary General of Religions for Peace; Joyce S. Dubensky, CEO of Tanenbaum; Dr. Alp Aslandogan, President of the Alliance for Shared Values; Rwandan genocide survivor Marie Claudine Mukamabano; and Beth Adamson, of the Working Group on Girls.

In the video below, Dr. Sayeed gives her prepared statement to the audience.

The panel was sponsored by Center for Global Affairs, Peace Islands Institute and partner organizations, including The Interfaith Center of NY is a partner organization.

A collection of photos of the day’s discussions is available here:

Numerous videos of speakers at the event are available here: