Middle East, Gender Equality What comes next for women and girls in Afghanistan

January 27, 2023
By Kristen de Groot | Penn Today

Perry World House recently hosted an event examining the ways that women and girls living under Taliban rule in Afghanistan continue to organize and fight for their rights to education, to work in international non-governmental organizations, and more. Our panel of experts featured Joy Kolin, senior international development project manager and program advisory for Jhpiego, Wazhmah Osman, an Afghan-American academic and filmmaker and associate professor in the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University, and Manizha Wafeq, founder of the Afghanistan Women's Trade Caravan.

"We need to put pressure on the international community to change the situation and showing Afghan women at the forefront, fighting back, trying to reassert their rights and all that they have lost is very important to keep them in the conversation and in the spotlight," said Osman.

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