Al Moumin offers two public lectures to William and Mary

On Monday February 21st at 12:50 at The School of Law, Mishkat Al Moumin, former Minister of the Environment of Iraq and current CEO of Women and the Environment, is holding a lecture entitled “The Status of Human Rights in Iraq, post Sadaam.” Additionally, on Tuesday, February 22nd in Millington Hall, Room 150, Al Moumin is speaking again about  “Promoting Women’s Rights in Islamic Society.” WATEO (Women and the Environment Organization) was founded by Al Moumin in an attempt to empower women to become more involved with the environmental decision-making process. Prior to 2004, Iraq did not have a ministry of the environment. Al Moumin was fundamental in organizing and structuring the department and raising awareness throughout the nation. In addition, she is an advocate for women’s rights, having successfully convinced the government to allot 25% of the seats of the Iraqi parliament to women. Al Moumin holds Masters degree and a PhD in public international law from the University of Baghdad, and has also earned a Masters degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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