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Microproject: Faith & Value creation - What is the future of faith and gender?

Updated: Aug 25


 




This event will explore gender equality in different faith communities because there are many faith communities, including migrants, that are finding themselves in a shift of time. These are all things we need to change in our society and, in order for changes to happen, we have to make the challenges visible and prepare a safe path showcasing role models for new ways of living authentically. The aim of this event is to strengthen female faith community leaders' visibility and challenge gender stereotypes within faith communities:


  • The conference will explore gender equality in different faith communities because there are many faith communities, including migrants, that are finding themselves in a shift of time.

  • Support transition to change outdated actions that are not in line with contemporary reflections and take steps towards solidarity across faith communities.

  • To strengthen female faith leaders' visibility and challenge gender stereotypes within faith communities. Through initiating a safe space where female faith leaders can mobilise and network to channelise value creation to be an entrepreneur within a faith community.

  • To connect and amplify female faith leaders and voice their needs for policy change within society.

Through initiating a safe space where female faith leaders can mobilize and network to channel value creation to be an entrepreneur within a faith community.


Through this event, we hope to connect and amplify female faith leaders and voice their needs for policy change within society.


Register by clicking the registration link here:

Do you have any questions or comments concerning this event? Feel free to write us a message through info@newwomenconnectors.com


Attend the webinar to take part in the discussion and how you can be part of the network!



 

Our speakers and facilitator



Octavia J. Henricks (Chief Inspiration Officer (CEO)

Panel debate leader and facilitator

Octavia finds herself collaborating with individuals who wish to bring a more holistic, integrated, and empowered approach to life. Facilitating the process of deep connection and exploration within the context of self and wellbeing, Octavia not only joins these individuals to aid enhance our call to purpose but also advocates being an active trial participant within the process of life.


As a Psychotherapist, Life Optimisation Coach, Counsellor, and Naturopath, she specializes in assisting the individual to understand the emotional, psychological, and physical reasons why their mind and body produce dis-ease. And then empowering the individual to honor the innate strength, health, capability, and wisdom of the body.

Octavia is an inspired speaker who holds a sacred heart, walking and teaching the path of embodied love and reclaiming the sacred feminine. She has been working under the tutelage of various international pioneers and international facilitators in the fields of energy and human consciousness, as a mechanism for creating meaning in the world.



Emina Frljak

Emina Frljak is a Program Coordinator within Youth for Peace (Bosnia and Herzegovina). She is also a member of the International Youth Committee of Religions for Peace since August 2019. Her academic background is in educational sciences, interreligious studies, and peacebuilding. Her area of work and interest are peace education, interreligious dialogue, and religious literacy. Lately, her interest is focused also on using social media for educational and campaigning purposes, with special emphasis on countering hate speech. Emina serves as a Board member of Religions for Peace Europe since January 2020. She is also a fellow with the KAICIID International Fellows Program, which is focused on equipping religious leaders, civil society actors, and academics in the field of interreligious and intercultural dialogue. She is a member of the GERIS (Global Exchange on Religion in Society) network.



Nefise Øksal Lorentzen

Nefise Özkal Lorentzen is a Turkish-Norwegian writer, filmmaker and professor at The faculty of Audiovisual Media and Creative Technologies at Innland University, Norway. She received her B.A in Political Science at Bosphorus University in Istanbul and her M.A in Media and Communication at the University of Oslo.


Over the past two decades she has produced and directed several controversialdocumentaries related to Islam. As a result of her dedication to LGBTQ rights and human rights activism through her films, she’s been named one of the TOP 10 immigrant role models in Norway. Her trilogy of films entitled, Gender Me (2008), A Balloon for Allah (2011) and Manislam (2014), brings alive these untold stories through public visibility. Nefise has received several awards and nominations, and her films have premiered in prestigious festivals such as IDFA, Rhode Island Film Festival, and Göteborg Film Festival among others. She was nominated for the History Makers Award in NYC. Utilizing her workshop concept, “gender activism through films”, she has cooperated with various NGOs in Indonesia, China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Germany, USA etc. She hopes one day gender segregation and violence against women will be a long-forgotten aspect of history.



Riska Dwi Agustin

Riska Dwi Agustin was born in Magetan, East Java, Indonesia. Nowadays, she teaches at State Islamic University Sultan Aji Muhammad Idris Samarinda as a lecturer on Islamic Studies Methodology, Sociology of Religion and Gender in Islam. She is also a member of Gender Working Group in The Netherlands-Indonesia Consortium for Muslim Christian Relations (NICMCR).








Dr. Swati Chakraborty

is an Assistant Professor, at the Institute of Legal Studies and Research, GLA University. She is also an Assistant Professor of Human Rights and Women Studies in Team Lease Ed Tech (Formally known as Schoolguru Eduserve Pvt. Ltd.) She is an International Fellow of KAICIID in Lisbon, Portugal. She has done her Ph.D. in Human Rights from the University of Calcutta with the thesis on “RIGHT TO EDUCATION: A study on tribal women of rural West Bengal”. She was attached to National Human Rights Commission, India as a Research Consultant. She is the Founder of “Webplatform4Dialogue” (https://www.webplatform4dialogue.net/) with a series of webinars, talks, and publications. She was Managing Director of Eurasian Doctoral Student Academy (EDSA). Dr. Chakraborty had good teaching expertise as Lecturer in The English College (School of Management), Calicut, Kerala her special lectures are on Human Values and ethics to Management studies and Dignity and Rights. She is also a member of the executive council at the National Centre for Inclusive Growth and Development Research (NCDR), Mysore. Member of Review Committee of Raj Rajeshwari Journal of Psychological and Educational Research Also she is the editor of books like “Handbook of Dialogue and Development: India-China-EU”, Handbook of Human Rights and Tribal Studies”, “Handbook of Social Media for Digital and Social Inclusion”, “TRIBAL DEVELOPMENT”, “Gender Identity and Roles in India: Issues and Challenges”, “Multidisciplinary Handbook of Social Exclusion and Human Rights” and “Handbook of International Relations: Issues of Human Rights and Foreign Policy Vol. I and Vol II”. Dr. Chakraborty has a wide range of international connections with her network through different seminars, conferences, and workshops.









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