Women in Afghanistan

  • The List
  • 8 May 2008

This is Malalai Joya, often called ‘the bravest woman in Afghanistan’. Not yet 30, Joya has not only stood and been elected to the new Afghani parliament, but has stood up against corruption within that establishment. She’s currently suspended from her job in suspicious circumstances, with high profile writers like Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein campaigning for her reinstatement. Find out more about Joya, and about the plight of women in Afghanistan generally, at this free, Ladyfest-affilliated evening of talks, discussions and stalls. Includes a screening of a short film following Joya’s fight to serve her constituents.

Forest Café, Edinburgh, Sun 18 May.

An Evening About Women in Afghanistan

Film screening, talk and Afghan craft stalls focussing on the emerging rights of women in Afghanistan. The film centres on Malalai Joya, one of the new female members of parliament in the country, often called 'the bravest woman in Afghanistan'. 'Part of Ladyfest Edinburgh'

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