Report: Afghan women's rights workshop - solidarity and lobbying
Report of 15 May 2013:
Our group was very lucky to have Liz McKean talk about Afghan women's rights; Liz is Women's Human Rights Programme Director at Amnesty International UK. The talk charted the achievements and future opportunities of AI and other organisations in creating awareness about challenges to women's rights in Afghanistan, and what we can do to promote and protect their rights. Liz emphasised two important elements of the campaign supporting Afghan woman: showing solidarity with them, especially the activists and human rights defenders living in Afghanistan, and lobbying our own MPs and other politicians. A video titled 'Afghanistan - young women for change' - see http://vimeo.com/56025190 - gave a brief example of running such workshops. The group is hoping to organising a public event in November 2013 to raise awareness of various issues for women's rights. Watch this page!