Development through Action: A Panel Discussion with 3 Social Activists from South Asia

Panel Discussion | January 28 | 5-7 p.m. | 100 Blum Hall

 Ayesha Chundrigar, Founder, ACF Animal Rescue; Karishma Ali, Founder, Chitral Women's Sports Club; Bharti Singh Chauhan, Founder, PraveenLata Sansthan

 Clare Talwalker, Lecturer: International & Area Studies Teaching Program; Global Poverty and Practice Minor

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Facebook, Zareen's, Folio3, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender, Master of Development Practice

Ayesha Chundrigar, Karishma Ali, and Bharti Singh Chauhan are three social workers who for the past several years have focused on animal rights, gender and poverty issues in India and Pakistan.

Please join us for a panel discussion and hear about their development work and the social impact that their work has helped bring about.

Ayesha Chundrigar, Karishma Ali, and Bharti Singh Chauhan are also the top three finalists in Tell Her Story, a contest designed to showcase remarkable women in and from South Asia who fight against social injustice. On Wednesday, January 29 they will be participating in the Tell Her Story Gala 2020 where the contest winner will be selected. Details of the event HERE

Speaker Bios

Ayesha Chundrigar is the Founder and CEO of ACF Animal Rescue, the first-of-its-kind animal shelter in Pakistan, based in Karachi for injured and ill stray animals such as dogs, cats and kites and working animals such as donkeys, horses and camels. Read Ayesha Chundrigar's story Running ACF Animal Rescue in Pakistan

Karishma Ali, founded the Chitral Women's Sports Club, the first women's sports club in Chitral. The club, which opened in 2018, has 60 female members who are being trained for football and other sports. Read Karishma Ali's story Smashing Patriarchy with Balls'.

Bharti Singh Chauhan, Founder of PraveenLata Sansthan, an organization that helps alleviate poverty by facilitating empowerment of women and girls from poor and marginalized communities. Read Bharti Singh Chauhan's story Young Woman Battled Abuse and Poverty to Counsel Over 30,000 Girls on Sexual Abuse and Menstruation Hygiene Management.

Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

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The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

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