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Celebrating "V to the Tenth" with Eve Ensler & Jane Fonda- New Orleans

On April 16, V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, celebrated its tenth anniversary, V TO THE TENTH, in New Orleans Friday - Saturday, April 11-12 at the New Orleans Arena and Louisiana Superdome. Over 30,000 people attended the events over the two days. The event featured over 125 speakers, over 40 stars. Two days of revolutionary conversations, slam poets, singers, performers, storytelling, astounding art. Katrina exposed what was going on in New Orleans and the Gulf South: the lack of resources, the lack of care for its poor in general and its women in particular.

Workshop with Fatema Mernissi- Cultural Center of Asturias- Spain

The world-famous Moroccan sociologist and writer Fatema Mernissi organized a two-day workshop on “Love in Digital Islam”. The workshop was hosted by the Cultural Center of Asturias and ended up with a conference in the Niemeyer Center. The diversity of generations and nationalities encouraged the in-depth meditation.

V-Day Festival- "Until the violence stops: NYC"- New York

Nadine Abou Zaki participated in the panel “Women in Conflict Zones” in V-Day Festival "Until the violence stops: NYC", New York. This panel was moderated by V-Day Founder and playwright Eve Ensler.   

Public lecture on “New Media for a New Arab Woman- Cairo- Egypt

Nadine Abou Zaki gave a public lecture on: “New Media for a New Arab Woman”, during the conference “Women, Creativity, and Dissidence”, led by writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi- Cairo- Egypt. The conference was part of the 7th International conference of the Arab Women’s Solidarity Association (AWSA).