Rakhshinda Perveen

Dr. Rakhshinda Perveen is a Pakistani survivor of gender violence. Having twice faced forced migration as a child and been sexually abused, Perveen made the brave decision to divorce her abusive husband in 1994 despite the discrimination divorced women regularly face in Pakistan.

In 1995 she became the first Pakistani woman to anchor a live morning show on state television, and produced “Gender Watch”, an award-winning documentary series that developed a new public discourse on gender in Pakistan.

She has since founded the NGO SACHET, the think-tank APNA WALLET, and worked as a Senior Advisor to the United Nations Population Fund and to UN Women.



Gender Violence in Pakistan with Rakhshinda Perveen

Rakshinda Perveen, Pakistani survivor of gender violence, addresses the 6th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full Remarks   Rakshinda Perveen: Respected guests of honour, Human Rights heroes, ‘sheroes’, mentors, teachers, friends, colleagues. Ladies and gentlemen, good morning. I would begin by saying