Go On! Virtual Launch Event of “Women Break the Silence – Gender-based Torture in Asia” 

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►  To advance the applicability of the anti-torture framework to violence against women, the World Organisation against Torture (OMCT) and the Philippines Alliance for Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) brought together eight women human rights defenders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mongolia, Nepal, India, Philippines, and Sri Lanka to analyze prevalence and patterns of gender-based forms of torture against women and the circumstances in which these forms of torture take place, the consequences of torture and women’s access to reparation and rehabilitation. They developed eight country chapters that form the report entitled: Women Break the Silence – Gender-based Torture in Asia, which will be launched in a public virtual discussion.

When: 6 May 2022, 10:00-11:30 CET

Where: On Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88580017992


Freshta Hakimi, torture survivor and human rights defender of CSHRN, Afghanistan

Reem Alsalem, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Vrinda Grover, member of the OMCT General Assembly and advocate, Supreme Court of India

Shreen Abdul Saroor, Co-founder of Mannar Women’s Development Federation and Women’s Action Network, Sri Lanka 

Cristina Sevilla, lawyer and human rights officer of the OMCT, Philippines

Sopheap Chak, Executive Director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights

Chair and Moderator

Farida Shaheed, Executive Director of Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre, Pakistan and former Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

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