12.07.2017

Joint hearing on women's rights in Afghanistan

Live stream today of the joint hearing on women's rights in Afghanistan at the European Parliament.

At the hearing jointly hosted by the Subcommittee on Human Rights, the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality and the Delegation for Relations with Afghanistan, among the invited guest speakers is Mirco Günther, country director of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Afghanistan.

From the office in Kabul founded 15 years ago, FES works with a wide network of partners from the civil society and the government to help promote social justice and support trade unions, educate young leaders, facilitate regional dialogue on peace and security, and raise awareness on issues related to flight, migration and the plight of refugees. As part of this work, FES helps to promote women’s rights and ensures increased participation of and opportunities for women across all projects.

Check out the schedule for the public hearing and tune in for one or all of the intervention!

Introductory remarks by:

  • Mr Pier Antonio Panzeri, Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights;
  • Name tbc, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality;

Interventions by:

  • Ms Chekeba Hashemi, President, Afghanistan Libre;
  • Ms Latifa Ahmadi, Executive Director, Organization for Promoting Afghan Women’s Capabilities (OPAWC) (video message);
  • Mr Abdul Wadood Pedram, Executive Director, Human Rights and Eradication of Violence Organization (HREVO) (video message);
  • Ms Horia Mosadeq, Afghanistan Researcher, Amnesty International;
  • Ms Malalai Joya, activist, writer, and a former Member of the National Assembly of Afghanistan;
  • Mr Mirco Günther, Country Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Afghanistan.

Remarks by Mr Dietmar Krissler, EEAS, Head of Division ASIAPAC 2 (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Maldives).

Remarks by the European Commission.

Closing remarks by Mr Petras Auštrevičius, Chair of the Delegation for relations with Afghanistan.

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