On Wednesday, March 6th, as part of the 2013 Kate Stoneman Event Series, the Women’s Law Caucus hosted a screening of the Academy-Award Winning Documentary Saving Face. From the documentary’s website: “Every year in Pakistan, many people – the majority of them women – are known to be victimized by brutal acid attacks, while numerous other cases go unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred. Many reported assailants, often a husband or someone else known by the victim, receive minimal if any punishment from the state. SAVING FACE chronicles the lives of Zakia and Rukhsana as they attempt to bring their assailants to justice and move on with their lives. The women are supported by NGOs, sympathetic policymakers, and skilled doctors including surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad, attorney Ms. Sarkar Abbass who fights Zakia’s case, and female politician Marvi Memon who advocates for new legislation.”
The screening was followed by the discussion:
Where Do We Go From Here? The Role of the International Community and State in Ending Violence Against Women.
The panelists include:
– Ali Chaudry ’10, Assistant Counsel, Office of the Majority Counsel, New York State Senate
– Gwen Wright, Acting Executive Director, New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
– Professor Harrington
– Professor Rogerson
faculty, staff, and students attended this emotional and thought-provoking discussion. The event was held on the ALBANY LAW SCHOOL
This event is co-sponsored by Albany Law School Student groups: LALSA, the Muslim Law Society, and the International Law Society.
Contact: Kathleen Evers, ’15, Chair of the Women’s Law Caucus, & Emily Von Werlhof, Event Lead Coordinator, at: firstname.lastname@example.org