Concert of Afghan Music

10 March 2012

Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT

A concert of Afghan music in aid of International Women’s Day                                                               

With John Baily and Veronica Doubleday                            

All funds raised will be donated to support Womankind Worldwide’s programme for Afghan women.  (The musicians are donating their services free of charge.)

Most Afghan women lack access to basic services in health and education. They have limited freedom of movement outside the home, and little voice in decision-making
processes. Over 80% are likely to experience domestic violence during their lifetime; 80% cannot read or write.  Womankind Worldwide is an international development
charity that works towards a world where women are ‘equal, respected and proud’. In Afghanistan, Womankind supports two local partner organisations to:

  • Provide a safe place for education and vocational training for women
  • Increase girls’ and women’s participation in education
  • Raise awareness of women’s human rights
  • Provide legal aid to women survivors of domestic violence.

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