In 2019, Afghanistan marks the 100th anniversary of its declaration of full independence from Britain. Some women also gained new freedoms, including access to education. But women’s rights have swung between extremes under the several regimes that have ruled in Afghanistan since 1919, both repressing and then promoting women’s rights. Now, with peace talks underway with the Taliban, there’s fear the pendulum could swing once more, with hard-won freedoms being rolled back.
In “100 Turbulent Years: The Battle For Afghan Women’s Rights Since Independence,” RFE/RL reviews the ups and downs in Afghan women’s rights during the last 100 years.
The event will begin with a light reception at 5:30 pm and opening remarks from RFE/RL President Jamie Fly. The film screening will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by a conversation with Radio Free Afghanistan’s Qadir Habib about the past, present, and future of women’s rights in Afghanistan.
This event is open to the public, but RSVP is required.