Muslim women’s groups in Italy will commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th by discussing rights issues. An event entitled ‘A free woman in a free society’ will be held in Milan on March 9th, and include a discussion on Italian, Muslim women’s personal experiences of dealing with integration, and feature representation by several Italian-Muslim organizations. Among them will include Young Muslims of Italy, Association of Muslim Women of Italy, and the European Forum of Muslim Women. The event’s organizer, Sumaya al-Barq said: “They are women who want to be active, constructive protagonists… Ours has to be a path for both women and men together, a path of shared growth.”

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