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When:

Tue 19 Feb 2013, 6:30pm–8:30pm

Where: Parramatta Town Hall, 182 Church Street, Parramatta, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: caitlinestull

Join Amnesty International for a lively discussion as we ask the question "Afghan women are fighting for their rights: How can Australia help?" in this free event at Parramatta Town Hall.

The panel will feature prominent Afghan women's rights advocate Ms Wazhma Frogh - recipient of the 2009 International Woman of Courage Award who co-founded Afghanistan's first Research Institute focused on women, peace and security and served as former Afghanistan Country Director of Global Rights. On a special visit to Australia, she will share with us the inspiring efforts of Afghan women to improve their situation.

Ms Frogh will discuss what Australia can do to ensure that these gains in women's rights are not lost during the current political negotiations and the withdrawal of international military troops.

She is joined by James Brown, Military Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy and former officer in the Australian Army attached to Special Forces in Afghanistan, as well as Australian experts and community leaders.

Karen Middleton - Chief Political Correspondent for SBS World News Australia and author of An Unwinnable War - Australia in Afghanistan - will moderate the panel.

We'd love to see you there!