Panel discussion on girls' and women's threatened right to education in Afghanistan

In connection with the Taliban's takeover of power in Afghanistan in 2021, girls' and women's right to education has been increasingly restricted. Today, only 20 percent of the country's women are estimated to be literate, and education beyond grade 6 is largely prohibited for girls. At the same time, girls' schooling is characterized by strict rules regarding dress codes and requirements that the teaching may only be conducted by female teachers.

On May 16 at At 18.00, FUF Stockholm Södra invites you to a panel discussion where we dive deep into the topic of educational aid with a focus on Afghanistan. The panel discussion will focus on the current situation of the country's girls and women and the importance of education for women's rights. During the evening, educational aid in particular will be discussed within the framework of the aid work in Afghanistan.

  • Fatemeh Khavari, founder of the organization Ung i Sverige and author of the book "I stay until the end"
  • Anna-Karin Johansson, Secretary General at the Swedish UNESCO Council and previously worked for, among other things, RFSU and Forum for Living History
  • Lucy Andrade, manager of the education portfolio at the Afghanistan unit at Sida
  • Enayat Adel, project manager at the Folke Bernadotte Academy and previously worked at the Swedish Afghanistan Committee
  • Zuhra Sahar, worked at the Swedish embassy in Kabul and for UNICEF and UNESCO in Afghanistan with a focus on education
Program for the evening

17.45: The doors open at the FUF's office for mingling and coffee, vegan alternatives will be offered

18.00-19.15: The panel discussion with a closing question period from the audience

19.15-20.00: Mingle before we round off the evening

The panel discussion is held at FUF's office at Ehrensvärdsgatan 4 in Stockholm. The event is free of charge and open to everyone. 

To participate, you need to register via this link no later than May 14 at 23.59.

About the organizer

FUF Stockholm Södra is one of FUF's five local groups that work on a voluntary basis to spread knowledge about global development issues. The panel discussion is arranged in collaboration with the student association Sensus.


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