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Webinar Series: Women of Afghanistan: My Voice to My Home

Since October 2021, FEMENA in collaboration with the Asfari Institute for Civil Society at the American University in Beirut, has organized a series of online events, designed to amplify the voices of Afghan women human rights defenders. This initiative titled “My Voice to My Home” provides a platform through which well-known activists, with years of experience advocating for women’s rights, peace and democracy in Afghanistan can connect with students at AUB and share experiences. See the videos.

Women of Afghanistan have passed through a long history of struggles and oppression. After August 2021 and the return of the Taliban to rule the country de facto, danger and fear circulate the future of the women and girls of Afghanistan. Those women have demands to voice and fight for, nationally and internationally. In the light of the above, FEMENA is pleased to collaborate with the Asfari Institute for Civil society and citizenship at the American University of Beirut and organize a series of webinars titled “My Voice to My Home”. This initiative plans to give Afghan activists a platform to connect with the students of AUB and advocate for their demands.

Part 2 of the Afghan series in collaboration with the Asfari Institute for Civil society and citizenship at the American University of Beirut. In the second webinar of the series “My Voice to My Home”, the Asfari Institute for Civil society and citizenship at the American University of Beirut and FEMENA, will be tackling the life and work of an Afghan women’s rights activist: Adela Mohseni. Adela has worked on different areas regarding the prevention of child marriage, the passage of CEDAW, the passage of laws to protect women from violence, women’s political participation in addition to her extensive work with women in the provinces. This webinar brings a judicial and political insight to the case of women of Afghanistan.

In the third webinar of the series “My Voice to My Home”, FEMENA and the Asfari Institute for Civil society and citizenship at the American University of Beirut, will be tackling the life and work of an Afghan women’s rights activist: Humaira Saqib. Humaira is an experienced female journalist and active human rights activist and Founder of Afghan Women News Agency. She has done some important research like research on the role of women in the parliamentary and presidential elections with the Regional Women’s Network (WRN). This Webinar brings a public and international insight to the cause of women of Afghanistan.

In the fourth webinar of the series: Women of Afghanistan: My Voice to My Home, FEMENA and the Asfari institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at the American university of Beirut will be tackling important issues with poet, writer, and women human rights defender Hoda Khamosh. Hoda Khamosh, was one of the women protesters against the Taliban in Kabul during past 6 months and was one of six Afghan women who were invited to sit with Taliban officials as they made their first invited visit to a Western country since taking control of Afghanistan in August.