Webinar: Progress for Afghan Women
On Wednesday, June 27, 2012, WAND proudly presented "Progress for Afghan Women," featuring David Cortright, co-author of the report "Afghan Women Speak." The program included the most recent findings on the gains made by Afghan women since 2001. Despite ongoing political insecurity and oppression, the past decade has seen important advances in women’s education, health care, and life expectancy due to social development programs. Deteriorating security and political instability now threaten this progress. Cortright shared how women’s gains can be preserved and strengthened in the years ahead.
Click here to view a recording of this webinar.
Based on interviews with dozens of Afghan women parliamentarians, civil society activists, and researchers, "Afghan Women Speak" includes the latest research from Afghan ministries and the most comprehensive national health survey ever conducted in Afghanistan.
David Cortright is Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, a WAND partner. He is the author or editor of 17 books, most recently "Ending Obama’s War." He blogs at www.davidcortright.net.