Progress for Afghan Women, WAND Webinar with David Cortright

As the deadline for bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan approaches, it is more important than ever to consider the wants, needs, safety and security of Afghan women. WAND is proud to present a new webinar:

“Progress for Afghan Women”

Featuring David Cortright, co-author of the report “Afghan Women Speak,” the program will include the most recent findings on the gains made by Afghan women since 2001. Despite ongoing political insecurity and oppression, the past decade has seen important advances in women’s education, health care, and life expectancy due to social development programs. Deteriorating security and political instability now threaten this progress. Cortright will share how women’s gains can be preserved and strengthened in the years ahead.

DATE ~ Wednesday, June 27, 2012
TIME ~ 12:00PM EDT
COST ~ Free!

Register for the webinar here!

Based on interviews with dozens of Afghan women parliamentarians, civil society activists, and researchers, “Afghan Women Speak” includes the latest research from Afghan ministries and the most comprehensive national health survey ever conducted in Afghanistan.

David Cortright is Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, a WAND partner. He is the author or editor of 17 books, most recently “Ending Obama’s War.” He blogs at www.davidcortright.net.

We hope you will join us for this informative program.