MPV UN LECTURE SERIES
Part of its Global Advocacy Programme, Muslims for Progressive Values hosts panel discussions, workshops, lectures and side events in and around the United Nations in Geneva and New York to promote egalitarian expressions of Islam through cross-cutting thematic topics based on women's rights, LGBTQI rights, freedom of expression and freedom of and from religion. Through the MPV UN Lecture Series, we empower community leaders, progressive religious voices, women's rights advocates and LGBTQI advocates. We also hope to provide policy makers a fresh perspective on prevalent issues, while sharing the unheard stories and the courageous voices who speak truth to power on various subject matter with the global audience through our YouTube channel.
#IMAMSFORSHE: SHARIA AS A SOURCE OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS
This event titled "ImamsForShe: Sharia as a Source of Women's Rights" took place on March 10, 2015 as a parallel event to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Church Centre in New York. The event was moderated by MPV's President and Founder Ani Zonneveld.
TOWARDS INCLUSIVE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT: DEFYING DISCRIMINATORY LAWS AND DECONSTRUCTING CULTURAL NORMS
This event fleshed out a comprehensive discourse to contextualize human rights within the Post-2015 Development Agenda, with particular emphasis on striking correlations between discriminatory laws, policies, and social practices on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) and detriment to economic development, especially in culturally and/or religiously conservative states.