European Institute for Asian Studies
Asma Jahangir: A Legacy of Courage and Hope
  • Start04:00 PM - Mar 26 2018
  • End06:00 PM - Mar 26 2018
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1040 Brussels
  • 02 230 81 22
  • eias@eias.org

 

Programme

 

15:30-16:00

Registration

16:00-16:10

Introduction by the Chair

 

Mr Khalid Farooqi, Senior Journalist and Writer

16:10-16:20

 

16:20-17:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

17:15-18:00

18:00

Keynote Address

Mr Shiraz Raj, Senior Journalist and Writer

Panel Discussion

Ms Shada Islam, Director of Europe and Geopolitics, Friends of Europe  

Mr Gie Goris, Editor-in-Chief, MO Magazine

Ms Marjan Lucas, Peace activist 

Mr Raphael Warolin, Policy Officer, Human Rights, Global and Multilateral Issues, European External Action Service (EEAS)

H.E. Ms Ismat Jahan, Head of the Permanent Observers Mission of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to the European Union 

Q&A

Networking Reception

Asma Jahangir: A Legacy of Courage and Hope

A Pakistani activist and human-rights lawyer, Asma Jahangir has left a solid mark on the global fight against inequality; she was a fierce and powerful voice for the disenfranchised, for religious minorities, women, and democracy advocates. Asma Jahangir was a cofounder with Jahangir of the country’s first all-female law firm, were not only advocates for women’s rights but also influential models for women in the legal professions. Asma Jahangir was also among the founders of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, which Jahangir chaired; and she was the first woman to become president of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan.

Over the years, Asma Jahangir undertook various human rights missions for the United Nations, including as Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief in India, and her last post as United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran.

Over her lifetime, She received prestigious international awards such as Martin Ennal Award (1995), Ramon Magsaysay Award (1995), King Baudouin International Development Prize (2000), Millennium Peace Prize by UNIFEM (2001), Lisl and Leo Eitinger Prize (2002), Four Freedom Awards (2010), UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights (2010), North-South Prize by Council of Europe (2012), Stefanus Prize (2014) and Right Livelihood Award (2014).


A Pakistani activist and human-rights lawyer, Asma Jahangir has left a solid mark on the global fight against inequality; she was a fierce and powerful voice for the disenfranchised, for religious minorities, women, and democracy advocates.



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