NIAS Wednesday Discussion-Ms. Abigail Miriam Fernandez & Ms. Apoorva Sudhakar will speak on “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: The Aurat March in Pakistan”

NIAS Wednesday Discussion

 

 

Topic:              “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: The Aurat March in Pakistan”

 

Speakers:         Abigail Miriam Fernandez

                        Project Associate, The Pakistan Reader Initiative

        School of Conflict and Security Studies, NIAS

                        fernandezabigail123@gmail.com  

           

                        Apoorva Sudhakar

                        Project Associate, The Pakistan Reader Initiative

        School of Conflict and Security Studies, NIAS

                        apoorvasudhakar10@gmail.com  

 

                                   

Chairperson:    D Suba Chandran

                              Professor & Dean, School of Conflict and Security Studies, NIAS

subachandran@nias.res.in

                        

Date:               18th August 2021

 

Time:               4.00 PM

 

Meeting Link: Click here to join the meeting

 

 

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Abstract:

 

Since the 1980s, Pakistan has witnessed a rise in women movements, despite social, political and religious challenges. The Aurat March is one such expression of resistance that began in 2018, wherein women are trying to carve a space for themselves in a patriarchal society. The presentation aims to place the Aurat March in the larger context of women’s movements in Pakistan.

 

About the speakers:

 

Abigail Miriam Fernandez Project Associate at the Pakistan Reader Initiative in the School of Conflict and Security Studies, NIAS. As a part of her research focus, she looks at issues relating to gender, minorities and ethnic movements in Pakistan.

 

Apoorva Sudhakar is a Project Associate at the Pakistan Reader Initiative in the School of Conflict and Security Studies, NIAS. As part of the research focus, she regularly studies Pakistan’s domestic politics, climate change, and security issues.

 

 

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For further info, please contact Prof Anindya Sinha [ anindya.rana.sinha@gmail.com   or asinha@nias.res.in ] or Shri K S Rama Krishna [ ksr@nias.res.in ], Coordinators of the NIAS Wednesday Discussion Meetings.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, August 18, 2021