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Remembering Afghan Women: How their progress is hindered and how we can help


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, the RAND Corporation

Monday, August 23, 2010
5:30 networking reception, 6-7:30 p.m. program
Location: Commonwealth San Francisco Club Office
MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs
Cost: MEMBERS FREE, $20 non-members

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.

Co-sponsored with the Commonwealth Club in association with the Truman National Security Project Educational Institute and the Asia Society of Northern California. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/U.S. Air Force Sgt. Derrick C. Goode.

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