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Celebrating Parween Rahman – A Symbol of Resistance


Join The Second Floor (T2F) for the fourth session of The Perween Rahman Lecture Series, instituted to keep Perween’s voice and legacy alive and to continue talking about the issues closest to her heart.

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Zubeida Mustafa, Zohra Yusuf, Tasneem Siddiqui and Aquila Ismail will discuss Perween’s resistance against the myriad injustices faced by the poor in obtaining their inalienable right to housing, education and water. We are resolute in our belief that standing up for accountability in Perween’s murder case will set a precedent for others to rise up and resist inequality, indignity, and above all, injustice.

Parween Rahman

Perween Rahman was one of Pakistan’s brightest lights. A renowned social worker, urban planner, and architect, Perween spent decades working on poverty alleviation projects with the guiding philosophy of ‘apni madad aap’ (help yourself). On 13th March 2013, Perween was murdered by armed assailants while returning home from work. Her death has been mourned across Pakistan and the social development world.

Date: Saturday, 8th March, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Suggested Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | The Second Floor (T2F), 10-C, Sunset Lane 5, Phase 2 Extension, DHA, Karachi

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