Women close ranks at University,come out with a SAVE initiative

Promising to oppose violence against women,the Academic Staff College and Institute of Women Studies (IWS) at the Lucknow University became a part of ‘Sisters Against Violent Extremism’ (SAVE),an initiative launched by Women Without Borders (WWB) on Saturday.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: February 1, 2009 3:03:11 am

Promising to oppose violence against women,the Academic Staff College and Institute of Women Studies (IWS) at the Lucknow University became a part of ‘Sisters Against Violent Extremism’ (SAVE),an initiative launched by Women Without Borders (WWB) on Saturday.

Founder of the movement Edith Schlaffer,author and activist from Vienna,was also present on the occasion.

The launch function was attended by Prof Nishi Pandey,director of the Academic Staff College,social activists Sehba Hussain,Shalini Mathur,Sabra Habib,Shahnaz Sidrat and Naish Hasan. Prof Rakesh Chandra of the IWS was also present on the occasion.

Speaking about the association,Prof Chandra said that SAVE aims at highlighting the plight of women in a different light. He added that the IWS is also planning to develop certain kinds of modules to promote researches on topics like peace and situation of women during conflicts.

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