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Lecture will examine women's rights in Pakistan

March 5, 2012
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Sameena Nazir

Sameena Nazir, director of International Human Rights Law Group's Pakistan Program, will give a lecture on campus on March 15. Her speech, "Women's Rights: Organizing from the Ground up in Pakistan Today," will be held in the Olmsted Center's Bulldog Theater and begins at 7 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public and sponsored by The Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship, International Human Rights Law Group and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

Nazir is a Pakistani-American human rights advocate who has worked extensively on NGO capacity-building in the Pakistan region through the development and implementation of training programs centered around issues of empowerment. Prior to her current position, she worked at the Women Living Under Muslim Laws international secretariat in France and at the Women, Law and Development International office in the United States. Nazir is president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom in Pakistan and received the Benazir Bhutto Humanitarian Award in 2010.