• Conference: Afghanistan - the Forgotten War & Britain's Legacy

Conference: Afghanistan - the Forgotten War & Britain's Legacy

11 October 2014

London

Voices for Creative Non-Violence UK present a conference to support peace & justice for Afghans.

THE NATO/US war with Afghanistan is currently in its 13th year and no closer to bringing peace and justice for Afghans. The war has however provided Britain with a testing ground for its growing armed drone fleet which will now likely be redeployed to the Middle East or Africa. It laid the foundations for the global war on terror and the justification to invade many other countries.

As the 'global war on terror', as it is characterised by Western powers, rolls on and expands to more and more countries, VCN-UK vow to not forget the people of Afghanistan and how the long war there has shaped global politics today.

Speakers include:  a live link-up with Women Afghan Peace Volunteers, Frank Ledwidge - author of The Cost of War, Chris Dole - Drone Wars UK.  

Focused sessions include: Kabul Street Kids - photography and education projects with Guy Smallman and Maya Evans, The Afghan Diaspora - problems they face in the UK with Sabir Zazai, Afghanistan: a difficult birth - the challenges of equality for Afghan women with Janey Moffat.

Venue: Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm

Tickets: £5 entry

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