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Observing ‘One Billion Rising’ to end violence against women., Karachi


Observing ‘One Billion Rising’ to end violence against women.

Aurat Foundation organized a concluding event of ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign to end violence against women on February 14, 2013, at Arts Council, Karachi. The event included a seminar and a dance performance by Sheema Kirmani on the theme of ending violence against women. The campaign was launched in December, 2012.

Ms Mahnaz Rahman, Resident Director gave a detailed background of the “One Billion Rising” campaign and current situation of violence against women in Pakistan.  Major Speakers of the event included Justice(R) Majida Razvi, Ms Noor-Ul Huda Shah, writer and activist, Ms Farhat Parveen, Now Communities, Ms Naghma from Network for Women Rights, and Ms Attiya Dawood, writer and an activist.

A number of guests from civil societies, education and development sectors, government and non-government organisations, media and students attended the event and pledged to work against violence against women. All the staff members of Aurat Foundation were also present at the occasion.