Afghanistan’s Education Crisis: Ensuring Access to Education for Women and Girls
March 27, 2023
Embassy of Italy
Featuring (in program order):
Amb. Mariangela Zappia, Italian Ambassador to the United States of America
Rina Amiri, U.S. Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls and Human Rights
Amb. Adela Raz, Director of SPIA Afghanistan Policy Lab and Afghanistan’s Former Permanent Representative to the U.S. and U.N.
Richard Bennett, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan
Dr. Habiba Sarabi, Former Minister of Women’s Affairs and Governor of Bamyan Province, The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Gianfranco Petruzzella, Italian Special Envoy for Afghanistan
Sarah Wahedi, Founder and CEO of Ehtesab
Jo Bourne, Chief Technical Officer, Global Partnership for Education
Palwasha Hassan, Senior Fellow, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Dr. Loredana Teodorescu, President of Women in International Security Italy and Head of the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network
Amb. Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
This event was hosted by the Embassy of Italy, Women in International Security Italy and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.
About the Onward for Afghan women initiative
Onward for Afghan Women is an initiative of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) aimed at elevating and equipping Afghan women leaders with opportunities to continue their advocacy on behalf of Afghan women and girls. For over a decade, GIWPS has stood with Afghan women to advance inclusive peace and ensure their voices are centered in global policy debates. Since the fall of Kabul in August 2021 and the Taliban’s swift rollback of women’s rights, GIWPS has played a leading role in the evacuation and dignified resettlement of prominent at-risk Afghan women leaders.
Onward for Afghan Women honors the leaders that they are and will continue to be.
GIWPS engages in rigorous research, hosts global convenings, and nurtures the next generation of leaders. Housed within Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, the Institute is headed by the former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer.
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