AUDIO: Women's Rights in Today's Afghanistan

Minnesota Public Radio
Monday, May 30, 2011 - 20:00
Southern Asia
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Peace Processes
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America Abroad Media and NPR-affliate WAMU present a discussion on the state of women's rights in Afghanistan since U.S. and NATO allies invaded the country in 2001 and ousted the Taliban. The program connects speakers and audience members in Kabul and Washington D.C.


Michelle Barsa: Lead advocate on Afghanistan at The Institute for Inclusive Security, where she focuses on expanding the role for women in Afghanistan's peace and reconstruction processes.

Anita McBride: Member of the US-Afghan Women's Council, a public-private partnership between the US and Afghan Governments, housed at Georgetown University.

Sima Samar: Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and United Nations Special Reporter on the situation of human rights in Sudan.

Safia Sidiqi: Former Secretary and Assistant of Afghanistan Constitutional Loya Jirga. She was also a member of the National Economy committee.

Listen to the audio here