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Pathways to Progress: Conference on the Current State of Education for Afghan Women and Girls

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Sponsored by the Center for South Asia at Stanford University and the Afghan-American Foundation

Please join us for the public session of the virtual conference. All other sessions on September 12 and 13 are by invitation only. Please see below for more information.

The Pathways to Progress: Conference on the Current State of Education for Afghan Women and Girls will feature a series of insightful sessions that will delve into various facets of Afghan women and girls' education within Afghanistan. This public session will provide an overview to the entire conference and will address the current state of affairs and engage in a meaningful dialogue about the challenges, strategies, and opportunities in ensuring continued education for Afghan women and girls. This session is open to all participants interested in understanding the foundational aspects of the conference's theme.

Our keynote speaker will be Ms. Pashtana Durrani. She is an activist, educator, innovator, and writer. She is currently the Executive Director of @LEARNAfg, a visiting fellow at Wellesley Women’s Center, and an Aspen Institute New Voices fellow.

For the privacy and safety of our conference participants, the rest of the conference is by invitation only. Our panelists include experts, activists, and educators. They will shed light on the complexities of this critical issue. If you are working with an organization that supports education for women and girls in Afghanistan and think you should be a part of this conference, please fill out this form and we will get back to you.

Photo credit: Solmaz Daryani

Keynote Speaker: Pashtana Durrani, Executive Director of LEARN Afghanistan

Mustafa Babak, Executive Director of Afghan-American Foundation
Halima Kazem, Oral History Project Manager at the Hoover Institution
Nasiruddin Nezaami, Visiting Fellow at Stanford Law School

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