Saving Face: Documentary Screening and Panel on Ending Violence Against Women

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International law and domestic violence experts will gather for a screening of the Academy Award winning documentary “Saving Face” and the panel discussion “Where Do We Go From here? The Role of the State and International Community in Ending Violence Against Women” at Albany Law School on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

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.”

Panelists:

Ali Chaudry '10, Assistant Counsel, Office of the Majority Counsel, New York State Senate

Professor Alexandra Harrington, Visiting Professor of Law, Albany Law School

Professor Sarah Rogerson, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Family Violence Litigation Clinic & Immigration Project, Albany Law School

Gwen Wright, Acting Executive Director, New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Moderator: Professor Mary Lynch, Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Center for Excellence in Law Teaching, and Director, Domestic Violence Prosecution Hybrid Clinic, Albany Law School

“Saving Face” is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 518-445-3210 or evonwerlhof@albanylaw.edu. Sponsored by the law school’s Women's Law Caucus, Latin American Law Student Association, International Law Society, and Muslim Law Student Association, this event is part of the Spring 2013 Kate Stoneman Series of Events.