IMWU holds seminar in Geneva

GENEVA: United Nation, International Muslim women Union (IMWU) along with WURN organised a well attended seminar on “Women Advocacy in Conflicts”. The seminar was an effort to highlight this reality that women rights get trampled in conflict situations.
The support for protection of women survivors of violence in conflict zones is inadequate and non-existent worldwide. The audience heard a women human rights defender from the conflict zone of Jammu and Kashmir.
Advocate Deepika Singh Rajwat narrated the gruesome tale of eight year old innocent Asifa who was raped, gang raped and finally murdered brutally by hitting her head with a stone.
The Advocate continues to defend the victim and seek justice in different courts. The brave lawyer pleaded that we must always stand on the right side for the victims. She would continue the mission in spite of threats and harassment.
The others who shared their opinions included Julie ward mep, Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger, Maria Zucas, Jennifer Isobel Mackay. Prof Shagufta Ashraf chaired and moderated the international conference.
Mrs. Shamim Shawl main representative of international Muslim women thanked the panelists for their valuable contributions.