"A Day in the Life of a Pakistani Woman" | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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"A Day in the Life of a Pakistani Woman"

March 13, 2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Speaker/Participants: 
Sameena Nazir

WILPF Pittsburgh, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and the Women's Studies Program and Ford Institute for Human Security at the University of Pittsburgh

Sameena Nazir is Executive Director of the Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA) and President of the Pakistan-Section of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). She is a human rights educator living and working in Pakistan.

PODA is a Pakistani NGO devoted to the promotion and protection of human rights in rural areas of Pakistan. Sameena Nazir works primarily with rural women and communities for progressive social change, gender equity and minority rights promotion. She is also active in promoting human rights legislation and policy in Pakistan. From the WILPF-Pakistan platform, she is building a group of women peacemakers to work at the district level. Most recently she organized over 1500 rural women to develop a Charter of Rights for Women in Disaster Situations. Through her work for WILPF and PODA in Pakistan, she works with a large number of groups and human rights defenders at the grassroots level.

 

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