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A Conversation with Afghanistan First Lady Rula Ghani

November 15, 2019 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST

First Lady Rula Ghani

Please join CSIS for an armchair discussion with the First Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani. The conversation will focus on the progress of women and their role in the peace process in Afghanistan.
 
Women have made great economic and social strides in the past 15 years. More than 3.6 million girls are in school and women are now allowed to work, both of which are essential to peace and stability in Afghanistan. However, the work is not over. It is vital that the progress continues and that women are not forgotten in the search for peace.
 
We are pleased to host the First Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani, who has been a champion on these issues. Mrs. Ghani plays an active role as first lady, supporting efforts to fully integrate women and girls into Afghan society and into the workforce. In May 2016, she brought together prominent Afghan women from Kabul and gave them a platform to discuss women’s roles in contributing to peace. She held another symposium in 2017 to discuss the role of Afghan women as messengers of peace.
 
This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.
 
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Earl Anthony Wayne
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Project on Prosperity and Development

H.E. Rula Ghani

First Lady of Afghanistan