'No to Violence, No to Silence' - A Talk by Khawar Mumtaz

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 7:00pm
Saeed Saigol Auditorium

No to Violence, No to Silence”

The Politics and Possibilities of Advocating Against Gender-Based Violence in Pakistan

To launch our inaugural student colloquium, the Saida Waheed Gender Initiative is pleased to present a keynote lecture by Khawar Mumtaz, a leader in Pakistan’s women’s movement.

Time: 7 PM

Date: April 8, 2016

Location: Saeed Saigol Auditorium

Khawar Mumtaz is the Chairperson of the National Commission on the Status of Women - Pakistan and previously the CEO of leading women’s rights organisation, Shirkat Gah.

Ms. Mumtaz, a founding member of the Women’s Action Forum, has over thirty years of experience in transnational advocacy and activism relating to gender, the environment, and development. Co-author of the seminal Women of Pakistan: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back? (Zed Books, 1987), Ms. Mumtaz has received a number of awards, including the Sitara-e-Imtiaz.