Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy delivers Annual Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture

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11 November 2019


Oscar-winning journalist, filmmaker and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy will deliver the Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture on 14 November 2019. 

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. 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. 

Annual Sarfraz Pakistan Lecture: Pakistan women on the frontlines
14 November 2019, 18:00, The Leonard Wolfson Auditorium
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