Thursday, September 9, 2021
Afghanistan’s first female ambassador to the United States Roya Rahmani discussed the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan under Taliban rule, particularly as it impacts women and girls. She shared her views on events relating to the evacuation of at-risk women and their families as well as the future of those who remain in the country. She also shared possible interventions by the international community to safeguard women’s lives and rights.
Ambassador Roya Rahmani is currently a distinguished fellow at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. She previously served as Afghan ambassador to the United States and non-resident ambassador to Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic.
Ambassador Melanne Verveer is the Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Ambassador Verveer will moderate the conversation.