Symposium on Afghan Women
The symposium titled “Advancing Afghan Women: Promoting Peace and Progress in Afghanistan” was held at Georgetown University.
Secretary of State John Kerry, former first ladies Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, and Afghan Ambassador to the U.N. Zahir Tanin were among those who spoke about protecting the progress made by women and girls in Afghanistan after American troops leave the country next year.
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Borge Brende Foreign Affairs Minister Norway
Laura Bush First Lady (Former) United States
Hillary Clinton Secretary (Former) Department of State
Anita Haidary Co-Founder Young Women for Change
John F. Kerry Secretary Department of State
Rajiv Shah Administrator U.S. Agency for International Development
Mari Skare Special Representative NATO->Women, Peace and Security
Zahir Tanin Ambassador Afghanistan->United Nations
Melanne Verveer Executive Director Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
- Bush (George W.) InstituteBush (George W.) Institute
- U.S.-Afghan Women's CouncilU.S.-Afghan Women's Council
- Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and SecurityGeorgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
- Alliance in Support of the Afghan PeopleAlliance in Support of the Afghan People
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