Preserving and Challenging Culture: The Right to Education

This panel discussion will explore the conference theme, “Educating for Change”, in the context of the featured conference screening of Among the Believers (Directed by Hemal Trivedi & Mohammed Ali Naqvi). Intimate and shocking, Among the Believers offers rare insights into the ideological battles shaping Pakistan and the wider Muslim world.

The issues highlighted in the documentary will spark a discussion around the friction between preserving culture and challenging culture in areas of the world where education is highly politicised, and where religious and secular education vie for influence.

The panel will attempt to unpack the question of the extent to which education can be considered fundamental human right, and in particular issues of gender and education.

Image | Screenshot from Among the Believers (Directed by Hemal Trivedi & Mohammed Ali Naqvi)

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