An Uncertain Future: Women's Progress in the New Afghanistan

Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Reconstruction and Peacebuilding
Southern Asia

Location: CSIS B1 Conference Center, 1800 K St NW, Washington DC 20006

Speakers: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, journalist and author of the forthcoming book, "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana," published by HarperCollins; Farishta Sakhi, Executive Director of Women's Activities and Social Services Association, based in Kabul, Afghanistan; Ambassador Karl Inderfurth, Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the Elliott School, George Washington University, former Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs; Moderated by Jacki Lyden, NPR contributing host and correspondent

Description: Since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, Afghan women have made great progress, yet significant challenges remain. As talk of reconciliation with the Taliban advances, what misgivings do women in Afghanistan have about their future? How might the international community address their concerns? Please join us for a timely discussion on the road ahead for women in Afghanistan.

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