• Talk: Women and Afghanistan - The 2014 Presidential Election and Afghan Women's Empowerment

Talk: Women and Afghanistan - The 2014 Presidential Election and Afghan Women's Empowerment

12 November 2014


A panel discussion with Quhramaana Kakar, Christina Lamb and Anna Larson.  Organised by the Women in War and International Politics (WIWIP) group at King's College London. 


The fight for women’s rights and gender equality in Afghanistan have been on the agenda of the world’s leading NGOs. This panel discussion will explore the role of Afghan women as citizens, members of civil society and contributors to peace and development in Afghanistan in a post-conflict and post-election period. 


Quhramaana Kakar is Gender Advisor to the Afghanistan Peace & Reintegration Program (APRP) and Joint Secretariat of the High Peace Council. She has been instrumental in increasing women’s participation in the government and peacebuilding in Afghanistan. She is a PhD candidate at Cambridge University, with her research focus on ‘The Role of Women in Peace Building in Afghanistan.’

Christina Lamb OBE (tbc) has been reporting on Afghanistan for over twenty years. Currently Foreign Affairs Correspondent for the Sunday Times, she has won the Foreign Correspondent of the Year award five times. She is the author of six books, including the bestselling I Am Malala with Malala Yousafzai and is a patron for Afghan Connection.

Dr. Anna Larson is an academic researcher and specialist in qualitative research methodologies working on democratisation, governance and gender in fragile states. She worked in Afghanistan between 2004 and 2010, where, in her latter year she led research programmes in governance for Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU). She is the co-author of the bookDerailing Democracy in Afghanistan

Venue: War Studies Seminar Room, Kings College London, Strand Campus

Time: 5.00pm

Tickets: Free - please contact begum.icelliler@kcl.ac.uk to request tickets.