Seminar titled ‘Impact of Violence on Women’ held in Srinagar

Local organizations like Kashmir Women's Collective, ELFA International, Help Foundation and Mehrab artists helped organize this event that comprised of discussions, movie screening and heart touching inspirational stories

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Srinagar, Sep 23 (Only Kashmir): A seminar titled “Growing Violence in the Society and its Impact on Women” was Sunday held at Institute of Hotel Management, Srinagar as part of the worldwide campaign ‘Baatein Aman Ki’ launched earlier by several Women activists aimed to highlight violence against women.
Among others Dr. Mehvish, psychiatrist, Farha Zaidi, women empowerment professional, students, academics like Dr. Shazia Malik and Dr. Asiya Zahoor. Gender specialist, Mantasha Binti Rashid, and others spoke on the occasion about growing violence against women in the society. Some people from the Transgender community also shared their struggle with the audience.



Among the visiting activists like Dr. Nisha, ex- CEO of Oxfam and Dr. Kawaljeet Kaur, shared their experiences as women and the violence against women as a global social issue at home, in offices, in political spheres and in general violence against all vulnerable groups like TGs, minorities etc.
Local organizations like Kashmir Women’s Collective, ELFA International, Help Foundation and Mehrab artists helped organize this event that comprised of discussions, movie screening and heart touching inspirational stories of struggle and achievement.
During the seminar, Taeb (the stitch), Asiya Zahoor’s movie was also screened which received applause from the audience that included the 18 activists and nearly 150 people.
Pertinently, a team of ‘Baatein Aman Ki’ comprising 18 social activists throng Kashmir on 21st September. The activists will also hold similar seminars in Jammu, HP followed by a national convention in New Delhi on October 13th.
Pertinent to mention here, the campaign ‘Baatein Aman Ki’ was launched by women activists to sensitize people about the violence being faced by women. The campaigning is funded by donations from ordinary people and women groups. (OK)