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Pakistani women offer views on women's rights Nov. 4

Release Date: October 25, 2013

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Four Pakistani women in leadership positions with non-government organizations (NGOs) will discuss advocacy for women’s rights in Pakistan on Monday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), 21000 West 10 Mile Road in Southfield.

The panel discussion entitled Advocacy for Pakistani Women’s Rights, which is free and open to the public, will be moderated by Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence in room M218 on the atrium level of the Buell Management Building. The program is presented by the International Visitors Council Detroit and LTU.

Members of the panel are:
• Sadia Nawaz Cheema, program officer at Strengthening Participatory Organization, an NGO in Lahore, Pakistan.
• Beenish Ifran, chairperson of Women’s Concerns Organization, an NGO in Peshawar, Pakistan.
• Sobia Nosheen, a monitoring and evaluation officer at Social Efforts for Education and Development, an NGO in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
• Amina Sadaf, director of The World Pioneers, an NGO in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The four women are Civil Society Fellows sponsored by the U.S. State Department. They are in the Detroit area for three-week internships with Michigan-based non-profits, Focus: HOPE, Alternatives for Girls, United Way for Southeastern Michigan, and Lighthouse Oakland County.

For more information, contact Marian Reich, director of IVC Detroit, at marian@ivcdetroit.org, or Jerry Lindman, director of LTU’s Center for Non-Profit Management, at glindman@ltu.edu.


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