Diary Dates – Afghanistan Week ( 22-26 February)

Women for Women International are having an ‘Afghanistan Week’ (22-26 February). For further details and further information about events see below: 

Frame by Frame screening with a post screening discussion

Monday 22 February 2016, from 6:30pm, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London  

Women for Women International invite you to an exclusive screening of ‘Frame by Frame’, directed by Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli. Starring Pulitzer prize winner Massoud Hossaini and award-winning Afghani documentary photographer and photojournalist, Farzana Wahidy, ‘Frame by Frame’ follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves.

More information: http://www.womenforwomen.org.uk/ways-give/events/frame-by-frame  

Online Q&A

Wednesday 24 February 2016, from 7:30pm

Women for Women International will be hosting an online Q&A with one of our colleagues from Afghanistan. More information will be available on our website soon.

A year in transition: lessons on women’s rights in Afghanistan

Thursday 25 February 2016, 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Houses of Parliament, London

2015 marked an important year for Afghanistan’s transition following the newly elected government and the drawdown of international forces in 2014. This parliamentary briefing will explore the lessons from 2015 from a women’s rights perspective and identify recommendations for the UK to effectively support women in Afghanistan. We will be joined by colleagues from Women for Women International-Afghanistan, who will present insights based on their experiences in one of the most difficult countries to be a woman where we have worked with almost 50,000 marginalised women since 2001. Speakers include: The Rt. Hon. Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE, Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict; Mandana Hendessi OBE, Country Director, Women for Women International-Afghanistan; Quhramaana Kakar, Gender Advisor to the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program and Joint Secretariat of the High Peace Council; Dr Pilar Domingo, Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

To reserve your place please email policyuk@womenforwomen.org