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Afghanistan Affairs: A Roundtable with Fawzia Koofi

October 11, 2022

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security hosted a roundtable discussion with Fawzia Koofi, Former Member of the Afghan Parliament, Vice President of the National Assembly, and Member of the Negotiation Team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Georgetown participants had the opportunity to engage in an intimate discussion to understand the core issues related to Afghanistan. Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, moderated the timely conversation.

Fawzia Koofia standing up while speaking at at event. Sitting next to her is Ambassador Melanne Verveer.
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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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