Almas Jiwani participated in the panel discussion on Magna Carta

“The Magna Carta was the first document to protect certain rights of women. Various clauses codified the marriage rights of noble heiresses and the property and marriage rights of wealthy widows in medieval England. Although these early clauses were applied solely to wealthy and aristocratic women, offering little to no protection for those of lower social statuses, they set the first example for the ability of legislation to guarantee the rights of women” said Almas Jiwani at the Magna Carta Canada Panel event hosted and moderated by The Honorable Andrew Scheer, The Speaker of The House of Commons.