The future of women in Afghanistan

The situation in Afghanistan changed drastically during the summer of 2021 when the Taliban took control of Kabul on August 15 of that year. With the Taliban in power, Afghanistan risks becoming a country governed by Sharia law where women's human rights are curtailed. Now, about 7 months after the Taliban took power, many question marks remain. What does the situation look like right now? How are women affected by the regime change? What are national parliaments and aid actors doing and what does the future hold? With these questions as a starting point, FUF invites to discussion and conversation with Hedvig Söderlund and Elaha Sahel. 

Elaha Sahel is a women's rights activist and photographer in and from Afghanistan. She has worked as a women's rights activist for two decades. In addition to this, she has also had great success as a journalist. 

Hedvig Söderlund has been working as a policy adviser at the Swedish Afghanistan Committee since 2017. She has previously worked at the Swedish Embassy in Bangladesh and at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, including issues related to international development cooperation and Afghanistan.

The purpose of the panel discussion is to highlight women's rights struggle under the Taliban regime to better understand how women have been affected by what has happened and to get a glimpse into what the future may look like in Afghanistan.

The discussion takes place over Zoom and requires pre-registration. Register here no later than 23:55 on 28/3.

The conversation is organized by FUF's event group which consists of young non-profit committed members. 

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