Asma Sameen Bangash

“From Peshawar to Cleveland: An Attorney’s Perspective on Human Rights”

The Social Justice Institute will host visiting fellow Asma Sameen Bangash for a discussion on human rights Friday, Nov. 11, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Crawford Hall, Room A13.

She will give a talk titled “From Peshawar to Cleveland: An Attorney’s Perspective on Human Rights.”

Asma Sameen BangashIn her talk, Sameen Bangash will discuss connections between her human rights and women’s rights work as an attorney and journalist in Peshawar and Pakistan, and the conversations she’s had with local scholars, students, lawyers and activists in Cleveland during her time as an as a Social Justice Institute visiting fellow.

Sameen Bangash is enrolled as a lawyer at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council, where she focuses on drafting civil and criminal cases, researching relevant laws and legislation, and counseling victims. She also works with the International Committee of the Red Cross as an International Humanitarian Law Expert.

She’s written on women’s rights and other social issues in Pakistan as a sub editor at the English newspaper Express Tribune. As a human rights activist, Sameen Bangash has worked predominantly on women’s empowerment, anti-terrorism and extremism.

She has a law degree from the Khyber Law College, University of Peshawar, and a diploma in transparency, social change, activism and human rights from the Swedish Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.