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Honouring Women Leaders; In Conversation with Aslam Khwaja

  • Pakistan Chowk Community Centre 1st Floor, Sultani Mahal Building, Pakistan Chowk, Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed Road Karachi Pakistan (map)

TALKING CIRCLE PRESENTS: Honouring Women Leaders; Shanta Bukhari, The First Female Trade Unionist of Sindh- In Conversation with Aslam Khwaja

Aslam Khwaja will discuss the life and struggles of Shanta Bukhari, a Karachi based Sindh's first female trade union worker, who formed exclusive female unions of textile workers, domestic maids, and others in early & mid 1940s. Bukhari is proven to be the first person to raise voice against the oppression faced by the women working class.

The discussion will be followed by a reading of one of Aslam Khwaja's columns.

About the Speaker:
Aslam Khwaja born in Hyderabad Sindh on 25th December 1962. Joined left politics in late 1970s, during General Zia Martial Law with the students' wing of Communist party of Pakistan.

Worked as news-editor and reporter with leading Sindhi newspapers.
Translated over two dozen books in Sindhi and Urdu, wrote a researched book "1857 Ki Jang-i-Azadi" in Urdu and "People's Movements in Pakistan" in English.
Working as a volunteer with Edhi foundation since 1986, including translating autobiography of Abdul Sattar Edhi into Sindhi and Urdu.
Had been part of India-Pakistan Peace Initiative, including New Delhi-Multan Peace March 2005.

This event is FREE and open to all; Donations are appreciated.