Annual Lecture
14 - 14
Nov Nov
Annual Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture: Pakistani women on the frontlines


Thursday 14 November 2019
Add to Calendar 11/14/2019 18:00 Annual Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture: Pakistani women on the frontlinesThe Leonard Wolfson Auditorium


18:00 to 19:00



Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy


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The Annual Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture, delivered by Oscar-winning journalist, filmmaker and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Pakistan, a deeply patriarchal society is rapidly changing and women are at the forefront. This lecture explores the ways in which women across the country are working on the grassroots level to create spheres of influence pushing back on archaic laws, age old practice and using the Internet to arm themselves to have a greater voice in society. This push against a power structure in a country where men make all the rules has led to a backlash against women with more voices calling for women to conform to traditional roles but this generation has dug its heels to fight back. As a filmmaker, Sharmeen, has documented this changing role over two decades. This lecture will use film and personal testimonies of the activists she has documented to demonstrate the rapidly shifting landscape.