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The Needs of Afghan Women for Defending their Rights
Objectives
Ensure international decision-making bodies understand the challenges facing Afghan women within and outside Afghanistan.

Recognize the strength and resilience of Afghan women and the importance of integrating their lived experiences and leadership when addressing matters pertaining to Afghanistan.

Afghan Women's Network is a cosponsor for this event!

Speakers
• Shahla Farid - Global Scholar, CWGL
• Samira Hamidi - Regional Campaigner for Amnesty International South Asia Regional Office
• Dr. Malek Sitez – Professor of International Law and Relations
• Najiba Ayubi - Afghan Journalist and activist, Managing Director of The Killid Group
• Masiha Fayez - Lawyer, Activist, and consultant with Afghanistan Research & Evaluation Unit (AREU)
• Najla Raheel - Activist, Lawyer & VP of Afghanistan
Independent Bar Association (AIBA)
• Zarqa Yaftli - Advocate for women’s rights in Afghanistan, ED of Women and Children Legal Research Foundation (WCLRF)
• Dr. Masouda Faizy - Associate professor of OB/GYN,
AWN Board member, & Deputy of Doctors Assoc.,

Respondents
Reem Alsalem – UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences
Melissa Upreti – Chair, UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women and Girls

Mar 25, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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