On 15 August it will be one year since Kabul fell to the Taliban and life in Afghanistan was profoundly changed. This webinar will centre the voices of Afghan women presenting their experiences and words from within and without Afghanistan on what this year has brought for women and their families.
While the year has seen less overt war than in the lead up to the US withdrawal, it has been far from peaceful as the Taliban enforces its rule, internal non-state violence continues and the people of Afghanistan face severe restrictions in freedom and extreme economic deprivation.
The legacy of decades of war and current international restrictions have caused WILPF Afghanistan to declare to the UN Human Rights Council, “We Are Not Living, We are Surviving” https://www.wilpf.org/advocacy_documents/we-are-not-living-we-are-surviving/ and to ask where the international community is in the present crisis for the rights of women and girls and for humanitarian support for Afghans, whether within the country or seeking refuge abroad.
This 90-minute webinar will explore the present and what actions Canada can take now. Join us to learn more. All welcome.
Organized by the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) Canada: www.wilpfcanada.ca
Khatira Daryabi is an Afghan-Canadian biking athlete and activist for refugee and women’s rights.
Sorya Karimi is a women's rights advocate who organized several demonstrations after the occupation of Kabul by the Taliban.
Corey Levine is a human rights and peacebuilding advocate, researcher and writer with a specialization in gender.
Moderated by Ellen Judd, Canadian anthropologist, peace activist and a member of WILPF Canada.