Past Event

Remembering Afghan Women

Mon, Aug 23 2010 - 6:00pm

Remembering Afghan Women

Katherine Brown, Truman National Security Project Fellow; Former Communications and Public Events Advisor, U.S. Embassy Kabul; NGO Worker; Former White House Staffer
Olga Oliker, Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation

Following the overthrow of the misogynistic Taliban regime in Afghanistan, the situation for women seemed to enter a promising era. A Ministry of Women was established, and a new constitution guaranteed women 25 percent representation in the legislature. But progress has been stymied in Afghanistan. More than 80 percent of Afghan women are illiterate and many remain victims of violence. Brown and Oliker will address the key challenges that hamper progress in Afghanistan and discuss how women are working to create possible solutions. 

MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 networking reception, 6 p.m. program
, $20 non-members
Program Organizer: Paul Clarke
Also know: In association with the Truman National Security Project Educational Institute, The Asia Foundation and the Asia Society of Northern California. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/U.S. Air Force SSgt. Derrick C. Goode