The speakers discuss the situation of women in Afghanistan, the emergence of women as a political force, and the challenges to implementing the equal rights status in the new constitution, which Gailani helped to write.
Gailani, chairperson of the Afghan Red Crescent Society, served as a delegate to the Emergency Loya Jirga -- The Grand Council -- of 2002, a gathering that elected Hamid Karzai as the President of Transitional Government of Afghanistan. Nirschel, founder of the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women (IEAW), travels frequently to Afghanistan and is able to obtain a rare look into the family life of Afghan IEAW beneficiaries.
Part of a student-organized symposium sponsored by the Student Government Association Symposium Committee, Atwater Commons, Brainerd Commons, Chellis House, Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, Department of Political Science, Women's and Gender Studies Program, International Students Organization, South Asian Club, Islamic Society, and Arabesque.
Dialogues for peace symposium. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs Nirschel, Paula
Part of the series entitled Remember Afghanistan?!
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