What's Next? Fighting For Women's Rights in Afghanistan

08 Mar 2023

 / 6:00pm
 / £0-12 (Optional Donation)
68-80 Hanbury Street
E1 5JL
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The situation in Afghanistan is dire, and the situation for women worsens day by day – but this does not mean that we lose our passion of fighting for women’s rights and their right to an education!’ Rahela Sidiqi (Founder & Director of Rahela Trust)

Afghan women around the world are calling on us to come together and fight alongside them.

Listen to the stories of the Afghan women resisting the Taliban regime.

Presented by British-Afghan journalist Ariana Abawe of Ariana Magazine, join us for a special evening as we journey through the political resistance and incredible beauty of Afghan culture.

Ariana will be joined by Afghan refugees and the diaspora tirelessly campaigning against the injustices waged by Taliban in their homeland.

We’ll be joined by

  • Blind Afghan disability rights activist and co-founder of of Rahyab Organisation Benafsha Yaqoobi and her husband Mahdi Salami
  • Footballer Sariah Nawrozi Mohseni
  • Founder of Rahela Trust Rahela Sidiqi
  • Former Afghan Judge Marzia Barbarkhail

Featuring live poetry from Afghan student and writer Hadisa Afzaly and a traditional Rubab performance by Zaiuallah Khan Yousofzai.

A fashion show by Afghan fashion brand MAC Store London Ltd.

And enjoy traditional Afghan food from Watani Box and desserts from Kulcha Kafe

Together we’re fighting for a society where the rights of Afghan women are respected.

Ticket are £12 and will be fully donated to the Rahela Trust – a charity that provides university scholarships and a leadership mentoring programme for women in rural Afghanistan to equip them to build a more progressive future society.

The Rahela Trust mobilises the expanding Afghan diaspora around the world, supporting the marginalised women of Afghanistan alongside local partners and NGOs on the ground.

“Rahela Trust believes Afghan women are the key to creating a future Afghanistan that is progressive, inclusive and equitable. By supporting the education of young, disadvantaged and academically talented women from rural Afghanistan through university scholarships, leadership development and mentoring, we’re helping to establish agents of change.

Founded by Afghan refugee and women’s rights activist Rahela Sidiqi, we are uniquely connected to Afghanistan through her extensive in-country network and lived experience. Thank you for supporting Afghan women’s education. Support us on social media”

@rahelatrust | #LetAfghanGirlsLearn #SetAfghanWomenFree