Women Break the Silence – Gender-based Torture in Asia

May 6, 2022
CSO Event in Switzerland

On the occasion of the launch of the report “Women Break the Silence – Gender-based Torture in Asia”, the OMCT, PAHRA and their Women and Torture Working Group will organize a panel discussion on 6 May 2022, 10:00-11:30 AM (Central European Time).


  • Freshta Hakimi, torture survivor and human rights defender of CSHRN, Afghanistan
  • Reem Alsalem, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences
  • Vrinda Grover, member of the OMCT General Assembly and advocate, Supreme Court of India
  • Shreen Abdul Saroor, Co-founder of Mannar Women’s Development Federation and Women’s Action Network, Sri Lanka
  • Cristina Sevilla, lawyer and human rights officer of the OMCT, Philippines
  • Sopheap Chak, Executive Director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights

Chair and Moderator: 

Farida Shaheed, Executive Director of Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre, Pakistan and former Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

To join the webinar via Zoom, proceed to https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88580017992