Oct 2021 – “The Challenges and Future for Afghan Women and Girls”

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 12:00-1:30 pm via Zoom

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We are all worried about the disaster for women and girls and all the people in Afghanistan since the US withdrawal and the takeover by the Taliban in Aug. 2021. This CWI noon zoom meeting on October 26th will enable us to learn more about the disaster even for those who were fortunate enough to leave, the roles of women and girls in the education and the civic sectors, what is happening now, and what the US and others should do to avoid continued and new disasters.

This meeting is organized and will be emceed by CWI Co-President, Connie Cordovilla and Vice President for Global Issues, Megan Corrado, who worked for Women for Afghan Women and is now Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Alliance for Peacebuilding.

Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation, the Feminist Majority, and publisher of Ms. Magazine, who has worked to save Afghan women since the first Taliban takeover will amplify her understanding of the current disaster and share her advice on what women’s organizations and activists should do now and in the future.

Saba, a prominent Afghan women’s and girls’ rights advocate and educator, will speak on the education of girls and women both before and after the current takeover of the Taliban.

Stacey Schamber, an American who worked with the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), providing technical assistance on the Better Peace Initiative, the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL), and issues of protection and psychosocial support has agreed to share her knowledge and insights based on her ongoing work with Afghan women.

We are inviting  additional Afgan women experts to share their insights during the discussion time.

Please join us at this meeting by registering and coming to our noon October 26 zoom meeting