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Afghanistan: What's Next for Women and Girls

Afghan woman and baby

When: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Where: 1800 Sherman Avenue, Suite 3-000, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Northwestern Buffett   (847) 467-2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Global & Civic Engagement, Lectures & Meetings


Nearly two years ago, the world watched in shock as the Taliban quickly and unexpectedly retook control of Afghanistan. The country’s rapid fall prompted a hasty evacuation and U.S. troop withdrawal following 20 years of war. Since then, the Taliban has reneged on promises to rule justly and respect human rights, instead imposing increasingly harsh restrictions, especially on Afghan women and girls.

The Northwestern Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, the Central Asia Institute and the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Center for International Human Rights invite you to join us for a discussion on the current situation in Afghanistan—the challenges that Afghan girls and women face, the possibilities that still exist for them and why Americans must stay engaged. The event will feature Najia Mahmodi, former Chief Prosecutor for Elimination of Violence Against Women before the Supreme Court at the Attorney General's Office of Afghanistan and current Research Associate at Northwestern Buffett; Martin Smith, producer, writer, narrator and foreign correspondent who will screen excerpts from his new PBS FRONTLINE docuseries, America and the Taliban and Alice Thomas, Executive Director of the Central Asia Institute. The discussion will be moderated by Juliet Sorensen, a Clinical Professor of Law associated with the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law's Center for International Human Rights. A reception will follow the in-person program. If you are unable to attend in person, you may register to attend online via Zoom >>

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