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FJWU Islamabad seminar Gender based violence
« on: May 30, 2010, 11:49:53 AM »
FJWU Islamabad seminar Gender based violence

Rawalpindi:A seminar on gender based violence and its response from government and civil society was arranged here by the Department of Gender Studies at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU).

Prominent personalities from different NGOs attended the seminar and discussed issues regarding the legal, cultural and social remedies of issues related to women. The session opened with remarks from Dr Rukhsana Hassan, Chairperson Department of Gender Studies FJWU. Samar Minallah, a well-known social worker and free lance journalist; Naeem A Mirza, a renowned human rights activist and Chief Operating Officer Aurat Foundation; and Maria Rashid, Co-director Rozan; highlighted the ethical concerns while dealing with the survivors of violence and strategies to reduce Violence against Women (VAW). Naeem A Mirza enlightened the audience with their experiences in the field.

The seminar was followed by a healthy question-answer session, which helped in clearing misconceptions lurking in the minds of students. Dr Shamim Mehmood Zaidi, the chief guest at the occasion, thanked the eloquent speakers and appreciated them for the informative discussion and dissemination of their original experiences. In the end, university souvenirs were presented to the worthy guests.The News.