Graduate Women WA Annual Anniversary Dinner

Thursday, 27 June 2019 - 6:30pm

Graduate Women WA Annual Anniversary Dinner

Muslim Women in Australia: Victims or Agents of Change?


Date: 27 June, 2019 Day: Thursday

Time: 6.30 pm to 9:00 PM Venue: Conference Room,

St Catherine’s College

Park Road, Crawley, WA 6009


Though only accounting for 2.6% of Australia's total population, Muslims attract disproportionate attention in the current global environment. With growing Islamophobia, Muslim women increasingly experience physical or verbal abuse. This has created an image of Muslim women, particularly those who subscribe to traditional Islamic dress code, as victims. The presentation argues that this victimization co-exists with agency on part of Muslim women. They play a significant role in Australian society by operating in economic and public spaces. Equally significant is their role in promoting understanding of Muslim women and creating spaces for interfaith and inter-communal harmony.



Professor Samina Yasmeen is Director of Centre for Muslim States and Societies in the School of Social Sciences, The University of Western Australia (UWA). Professor Yasmeen is a specialist in political, and strategic developments in South Asia (particularly Pakistan), the role of Islam in world politics, and citizenship among immigrant women.

She is the author of Jihad and Dawah: Evolving Narratives of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamat ud Dawah (Hurst, 2017), and Understanding Muslim Identities: From Perceived Relative Exclusion to Inclusion (2008). She has edited Muslims in Australia: the Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion (2010, Melbourne University Press); and co-edited (with Nina Marković )of Muslim Citizens in the West: Spaces and Agents of Inclusion and Exclusion (2014).

Professor Yasmeen was awarded the 2011 WA Citizenship Sir Ronald Wilson Leadership Award; inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame on 8 March 2012. She received the Award of the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in June 2014.




Friends and visitors most welcome

INCLUDES BUFFET MEAL WITH BIRTHDAY CAKE (Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free & Halal options available). Drinks available for purchase


RSVP by Monday 24 June, 2019

to Professor Jaya Dantas



Direct Debit: (Please use the reference: Dinner Your Name)

BSB: 016484 Account Number: 429707746

Or Cheques can be made payable to Graduate Women WA

PO Box 48, Nedlands 6909