Women’s Perspectives on Progress and Challenges in Afghanistan
Lunch debate Monday, 6th July 2009 12.30 – 14.30
in the Tagungszentrum im Hause der Bundespressekonferenz, Schiffbauerdamm 40, Berlin.
The international debate on Afghanistan in recent months has been dominated by the proposed so- called “Shiite law”, which has caused international outrage, and by the renewed brutal attacks by the Taleban against women’s rights activists. Against this background and in the light of the complexities of the Afghan society, today’s event aims to provide a platform to leading Afghan women’s rights activists with a view to examining the situation of women in Afghanistan, their role in achieving progress and, more in general, the challenges in empowering women in Afghanistan.
The debate will be in English and German.