Workshops and Presentations


Presenter and Chair: MENA regional forum on Detention Monitoring, convened by DIGNITY – Danish Institute Against Torture, 27 – 30 Nov, 2014, Marrakech, Morocco. Chaired one of three working groups on issues relating to gender, and contact with the outside world; gave a presentation on research findings relating to women in detention. (The other two chairs were the UN Special Rapporteur on VAWG, and a member of Sub-Committee on the Prevention of Torture).

Sponsored participant, Women and Girls at Risk Working Group workshop to increase opportunities for displaced women and girls to participate and self-advocate for their rights on issues affecting their lives, convened by the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (includes training on reciprocal research methodologies by the Centre for Refugee Research, University of New South Wales), 31 March – 4 April 2014, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Presenter: ‘Healthcare and the Bangkok Rules: Meeting the needs of women in detention’, International Symposium on the Bangkok Rules and Women in Detention, convened by Dui Hua, 3-6 March 2014, Hong Kong.

Sponsored participant, Myanmar Women’s Forum, with Christine Lagarde and Aung San Suu Kyi, via the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society, 6-7 Dec, 2013, Yangon, Myanmar.

Sponsored participant, Training on qualitative research methodologies and ethics, Dignity – Danish Institute against Torture, 21-22 Mar 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 Sponsored participant, What works to Prevent Partner Violence? Discussion with leading academic Lori Heise and Michael Kaufman (founder: White Ribbon Campaign), convened by Social Development Direct, 15 September 2012, London.

2012-10-31 12.33.35Sponsored participant, Consultation on violence against indigenous women, the Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP) and UN Women, December 2012, Chiang Mai.

Participant,Clinical diagnosis and treatment of torture survivors workshop, Helen Bamber Foundation, 15-16 Nov, 2011, London.

Presenter: ‘The human impact of Pakistan’s Blasphemy laws’, UN Human Rights Council Side Event: Defamation of Religion in International Human Rights Law, organized by an NGO Coalition (including Human Rights Watch, CIHRS and ARTICLE 19), alongside senior OHCHR staff, March 2011, Geneva.

Presenter, Oral and written submissions to the Human Right Council General Assembly on Disappearances and the protection of Human Rights Defenders, on behalf of the AHRC, 2010, Geneva.

Participant, Training workshop for human rights defenders on the interviewing of victims of trauma, held by Dr. Rajat Mitra of the Director of Swanchetan Society for Mental Health, AHRC, August 1-3 2009, Hong Kong.

Convener, Combating Torture in Asia, televised panel among AHRC staff, 26 June 2009, Hong Kong.