The recent (1st September, 2019) Afghan Diaspora Annual Academic Conference – organised by The Farkhunda Trust in partnership with Inex Studio, Afghan Voice Radio, the Afghan Professionals Network, the British Afghan Co-ordination Council, Afghanistan Now and Times for Real Peace – featured 75 participants from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Delegates of all ages attended – from the Third Sector, academia, the Afghan intellectual diaspora and Afghan youth organisations.
The aim of the conference was to increase social integration between Afghan and other British diaspora communities though engagement and shared experience.
Seven academic papers were presented, by Afghan Diaspora PhD students from Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, SOAS and two other universities. A research paper was also presented from the HR Director of the MOJ. All related to development of Afghan/UK initiatives and the peace process.
All participants signed and supported documents urging the Government of Afghanistan and the international community to support The Farkhunda Trust and its aims – which are to provide Banners of Protection for Afghan mothers and daughters aspiring to access and pursue education.
Lead Facilitator Rahela Sidiqi, pictured, said afterwards:
“I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all those who attended and supported us .”
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