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What future awaits? Afghan women and girls in a new regime

The Women’s Forum in collaboration with The New York Times invite you to a Fireside Chat 

Thursday, 2 September 2021 at 6pm CEST / 5pm UK / 12pm ET

The women and girls of Afghanistan face deep uncertainty and anxiety as the Taliban take control of their country. History has shown us a bleak reality under Taliban rule: women barred from work, requiring a male guardian to leave home, and girls forbidden from going to school. Although Taliban officials are attempting to reassure the world that this time will be different, the lives of Afghan women and girls have already been profoundly impacted.

We must act now to maintain 20 years of progress made for women’s rights in Afghanistan. 

In this fireside conversation, hear from leading Afghan women about the state of women and girls and what they need from the world as they look toward an uncertain future. 

Join us for a conversation with:

Rina Amiri, Senior Fellow, NYU’s Center for International Cooperation
Manizha Wafeq, Co-founder & President, Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Moderated by Amanda Taub, writer, The Interpreter, The New York Times

The LIVE session will take place on our digital platform on Thursday, 2 September 2021 at 6pm CEST / 5pm UK / 12pm ET.

The session is open to the whole Women’s Forum community, but registration is required

Beyond organizing this fireside chat to raise the voices of Afghan women, the Women’s Forum gives its full support to Afghanistan Libre, an NGO that has been fighting for girls’ education and women’s rights in Afghanistan for 25 years. Please join us in supporting their work here