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PTSD: A WOMAN’S BATTLE IN CONFLICT ZONES

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European Parliament-Altiero Spinelli entrance, Place de Luxembourg

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The Kashmir Council-EU is organising a conference to mark International Women's Day. The Conference will take place in the European Parliament with the support of MEPs Wajid Khan, Julie Ward and Sajjad Karim. The theme of the meeting will be: “PTSD: a woman’s battle in conflict zones”.

The event will take place on 8 March 2018, from 14h00 – 17h00 and will take the form of a panel discussion.

The aim of the Conference will be to explore the need for mental health counselling and therapy for women suffering from PTSD as a result of trauma (such as rape, abuse, etc.). Mental health disorders and psychosocial problems arising from conflict need to be addressed as part of post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation efforts. Speakers will include senior academics, civil society activists and representatives of the European Institutions.

A recent Médicins sans Frontière’s mental health survey, ‘reveals that 1.8 million or 45 per cent of Kashmir’s adult population suffer from mental stress; one in five adults is living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); and that the prevalence of mental distress is significantly higher among women than men.’

I know that you share our concern regarding the mental health of women living in conflict zones. We look forward to seeing you at this event!

Kashmir Council-EU Team

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1047 Bruxelles

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