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Book launched on – women’s right of choice of marriage and right to inheritance, Karachi

10-12-2014
Karachi

Book launched on – women’s right of choice of marriage and right to inheritance

Aurat Foundation Karachi office organized the book launching ceremony of the research study done by Ms Sarah Zaman on International Human Right Day i.e. December 10, 2014, at Marriott Hotel, Karachi.  The study focused on two major rights of women - right of choice of marriage and right to inheritance. This day was also significant in that it marked the end of the 16-Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. It was widely attended by all stakeholders including parliamentarians and members of the civil society.

The event started with Ms Sarah Zaman’s presentation giving the details of the study and the challenges and problems she and her colleagues faced in carrying out this research.  It was followed by observations and opinion by a group of panelists which included the Chief Guest Mr Ghulam Qadir Thebo, IGP Police, Mr Khalique Shaikh, DIG South, Ms Nusrat Abbasi, MPA (PML-F), Ms Erum Khalid, MPA (PPPP), and Ms Noor Naz Agha, Advocate of Supreme Court. All the panelists commended the initiative and efforts of Ms Sarah Zaman and her team.

Mr Ghulam Qaidr Thebo appreciated the recommendations made in the research study and emphasized that until and unless we focus on education our problems won’t end. He shared that his department is in the process of making the lodging of FIR convenient for the complainant, and also that various training modules are being developed and executed for sensitization of all those involved.

The event ended with a Vote of Thanks by Ms Mahnaz Rahman, Resident Director, Aurat Foundation, Karachi.