Monday, November 26, 2012

Short report on seminar in Sweden/Uppsala Institutions of power and Violence against Women

Short report on seminar in Sweden/Uppsala Institutions of power and Violence against Women
On Saturday, Nov 17 Association of Kurdish women in Uppsala organized a seminar in NBV Uppsala, in Sweden;  This program was in observation of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November). KAWU is a non profit organization based in Sweden for advancement of women’s right, working against violence, and helping women refugees to integrate to society. This organization invited many writers, activist and researcher to bring about women’s psychologically issues or cultural problems.
This year Kurdish Association of Women in Uppsala invited Soraya Fallah Human Rights activist, researcher, writer, and Recipient of global human rights to speak on Violence against women and institutions of power.
Many people including members of different women organizations and individuals presented and AsoSat and VokRadio, and Feminist tribune were presented as media.
Member of the organizing committee of KAWU Nahid Mokri introduced the speaker with a short bio about her and Golnar Ghobadi president of KAWU talked about activities of the organization.
In 3 hours program Soraya talked about the day of elimination of violence, institutions of power in middle east and the countries that Kurdish women resides in, including governments, family, religion and corporations. She supplemented her speech with short films and analyzing them related to her talk. Participants got some time to speak and ask questions

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