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100 years of International Women's Day: Women in Afghanistan & beyond: What have we achieved & what challenges remain?

Date: Monday 7 March 2011

Time: 6.00-8.00pm

Venue: Wilson Room, Portcullis House


  • Elay Ershad — Member of Parliament, Afghanistan
  • Shinkai Karokhail — Member of Parliament, Afghanistan
  • Dr Habiba Sarabi — Governor of Bamyan Province, Afghanistan (the first female Afghan Governor)
  • Asila Wardak — Director of Human Rights and Gender, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan

Closing remarks:

  • Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP, Deputy Labour Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

Chair: Martha Kearney, Presenter, The World at One, BBC Radio 4

2011 is the centenary of International Women's Day (8 March). To mark it's 100th anniversary, the Foreign Policy Centre, in partnership with ActionAid, is hosting an event to explore some of the local challenges to and opportunities for promoting women's rights in Afghanistan and beyond, in today's global age of uncertainty.

This is an invitation only event and invitations are not transferrable. For more information, please email:

Download Women in Afghanistan & beyond: What have we achieved…? (160 kilobyte PDF)