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Events in Support of Afghan Women & Girls

The Taliban Takeover: Women’s Rights and the Humanitarian Catastrophe in Afghanistan

Friday, November 19, 2021
11:00AM – 12:30PM EST

This panel brought together human rights activists, professionals, and students for a discussion on the future of Afghan women’s rights in the aftermath of the Taliban takeover. The panelists examined the current state of women’s rights in the country and discussed the impact of a growing humanitarian emergency that threatens to further undermine these rights. They shared their perspectives on ways to build effective activism and discuss some of the urgent steps needed from the international community and human rights stakeholders for the realization of women’s rights in Afghanistan.


The Future of US Policy toward Afghanistan

Friday, November 12, 2021
10:00AM – 11:00AM EST

After the chaotic withdrawal of NATO forces in August, Afghanistan’s future is more uncertain than ever. The Taliban faces unprecedented governance challenges ranging from an economy in tatters to mounting internal security threats even as it seeks to impose strict religious and social rules of conduct on the Afghan people. While the United States does not recognize the Taliban government, practical considerations about the country’s security and humanitarian situation raise the question of what the future of U.S. policy should be, and how — or whether — Washington should engage with the Taliban going forward.

Stand with Afghan Women and Girls

Friday, November 5, 2021
6:30PM – 8:30PM EDT

With the recent takeover by the Taliban, women and girls in Afghanistan no longer have access to education, jobs, and much more. Eagle Online Academy has pledged to continue its online educational programs for women who remain in Afghanistan, are in the Afghan diaspora, and expand its courses for newly arrived Afghan women in the United States. The Embassy of Afghanistan and Eagle Online Academy hosted an evening to empower the women of Afghanistan and support Afghan refugees. Featuring Ambassador Adila Raz, Asila Wardak, Ambassador Kelley Curie, Anita McBride, and Mozhgan Wafiq Alokozai. 

Afghan Women: Stories of Devastation, Resilience, and Hope

Monday, November 1, 2021
6:00PM – 8:00PM EDT

Come listen to the personal stories of Afghan women business owners who will share their experience with the Taliban’s takeover of the country. Enjoy a homemade Afghan meal made by our very own Afghanistan In-Country Facilitator, Manizha Wafeq. Special guests also include our Rwandan In-Country Facilitator, Chantal Munanayire; and Afghan PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® graduate, Faheema Eissar.

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Veterans and Military Families: How to Welcome our Afghan Allies

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
2:00PM – 3:00PM EDT

While on a mission to save a nation, our military community formed bonds with the Afghan people. Our Afghan allies are colleagues, friends, and even family. Therefore, the sacrifices they made alongside service members and their families gave rise to today’s current duty: aid their well-being. As we continue to process the end of the war in Afghanistan, many feel compelled to take action to support our Afghan allies as they resettle here in the United States. 

Watch a recording of the event, hosted by Blue Star Families.


Prioritizing Afghan Voices: How the International Community Can Assist Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
11:30AM – 1:00PM EDT  

What do the Afghan people want? What are their most pressing needs? Join the Keough School of Global Affairs for this timely conversation and hear insights on how the international community can help meet the needs of the Afghan people and address the dilemmas related to engaging with the Taliban government. Featuring Nilofar Sakhi, Ghulam Mohammad Ishaqzai, Aref Dostyar, and moderated by Laurie Nathan. See more events from the Keough School of Global Affairs. 

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A New Chapter in Afghanistan: Ensuring International Cooperation in Support of Afghan Women & Girls

Thursday, October 21, 2021
3:00PM – 5:00PM EDT

On the sidelines of the 2021 United Nations Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, Afghan women leaders and international partners held an urgent conversation on ensuring international cooperation in response to the crisis in Afghanistan, with specific attention to the plight of Afghan women and girls. Country representatives discussed the urgency of this moment, addressed critical questions, and recommended actions for a more cooperative, effective, and inclusive response to the developing situation in Afghanistan

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