Solutions for Addressing the Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

Thursday, January 20
10:00AM – 11:30AM EST
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More than twenty million Afghans are on the brink of famine and the country faces near universal poverty in the next six months. The financial system has collapsed, with healthcare and education soon to follow. Afghan women and girls continue to suffer disproportionately.

This humanitarian emergency demands action. Join leading Afghan women and U.S. policymakers to discuss strategies for overcoming challenges and ensuring adequate assistance reaches all Afghans.


Rina Amiri, U.S. Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls, and Human Rights

Shaharzad Akbar, Former Chairperson, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC)

Muqaddesa Yourish, Former Deputy Minister for Commerce and Industry

Maryam Rahmani, Country Representative, Afghan Women’s Resource Center (AWRC)

Palwasha Hassan, Director, The Afghan Women’s Educational Center and Senior Fellow, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Amb. Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Additional speakers to be announced.