Sahar Shirzad

Sahar Shirzad is a 28-year-old last year student of International law, specializing in human rights and criminal law. Currently she is a dialogue leader for events that have any socially related topic.

Sahar Shirzad is a 28-year-old last year student of International law, specializing in human rights and criminal law. Currently she is a dialogue leader for events that have any socially related topic.

As she says herself: ‘my ideals have become my extra curricular activities and everyday job’. She has been politically active in the past as the youngest candidate within the Labour Party list for The Hague municipal elections in 2014. She was also the president of the Young Socialist in The Hague for two years. Now she is very active on stage in order to set an example for other young women to not be afraid to lead the dialogue of today’s debates. Therefore she has been moderating and interviewing since 2016 at programs and events on current topics in the society. So the sacrifice as mentioned before, has been serving the need for practicing what she preaches: Breaking the bubble. Her ideal is to create opportunities to raise awareness about the current assumptions and your everyday bubble, and how to break through these bubbles. She is an advocate for Human Rights in her every day activities.

When it comes to emancipation of women, she organized a conference within HHS in her first study year about women’s empowerment in the Netherlands. Her original roots are from Afghanistan where she was born, and left at the age of 7 together with her family as refugees. She is as she calls a ‘refugee millennial’. Her frustration is about how she observes that women in Afghanistan lack a form of liberty, which the Dutch women do have but won’t always per sue. Therefore she will always advocate the ideal to create equality and break down stereotypes in discussions.

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This years’ theme of the Freedom Book Fair is “Reclaming Space”. Worldwide, freedom of expression is under severe pressure and in many countries it is already completely absent

 

Entrance: free

Type of event: Panel discussion

Date & time: May 2, 19:30 – 21:00

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