Islamic Relief USA President Anwar Khan Reflects on Organization's Work In Gender Justice Symposium

Alexandria, Va. – Islamic Relief USA President Anwar Khan participated in the 7th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organization in International Affairs, which took place virtually on Jan. 26. The theme of this year’s symposium, “2021: a Defining year for Accelerating Gender Equality, Equity and Justice.” He was one of several speakers on the panel, which included many high-level United Nations officials and various faith-based entities. In his remarks, Brother Anwar reflected on how Islamic Relief helped women who were attacked in places like Darfur, Sudan, and in Bosnia in the 1990s, and how rape was being used as common tactic to spread fear. 

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