Women’s Rights in Afghanistan
(Event video embedded below.)
September 14, 2021
In light of the Taliban’s return to power, Virginia Tech hosted “Women’s Rights in Afghanistan,” a webinar featuring a panel discussion on women’s status in Afghanistan, on September 9, 2021.
- Farida Jalalzai, PhD, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of Global Initiatives and Engagement at the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech;
- Mona Tajali, PhD, Associate Professor of International Relations and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Human Rights Program and the Middle East Studies Program at Agnes Scott College in Georgia; and
- Weeda Mehran, PhD, Lecturer in Politics, Exeter University, England, whose area of expertise is Afghanistan with a focus on warlordism, conflict, and peacebuilding.
The webinar was broadcast and recorded as a part of “The Matrix: Conversations & Transformations,” a weekly podcast series from the Critical Theory & Social Justice Department at Occidental College.
The event was a partnership of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, the Critical Theory & Social Justice Department at Occidental College, and Women Living Under Muslim Laws, an international solidarity network based in London.