“What is it like to be a woman in Afghanistan?”
Photo by Lizette Potgieter
A country ravaged by decades of war, conflict and violence, Afghanistan in 2017 was ranked among the five most dangerous countries in the world. In the first few months of this year alone, a string of deadly large-scale bombings and assaults have struck the capital and other Afghan cities killing hundreds of people. People live in fear and trepidation each day, particularly women and children.
Under the Taliban regime, Afghan women were forbidden to work, leave the house without a male escort and were forced to cover themselves from head to toe. The price of disobedience was public execution under the Taliban law.
Today, the situation seems less dire, but gender equality remains a distant dream. Hear from Anna Kryszylowicz, Hagar Afghanistan’s Executive Director as she shares firsthand her personal experiences living in Afghanistan for the past 5 years and how Hagar is helping some of the most vulnerable and marginalised women and children in this country.
Date: Thursday, 31 May 2018
Time: 7.00pm to 9.00 pm
Venue: 138 Market Street, #25-01 CapitaGreen, Singapore 048946
(venue courtesy of South32)
This is a free event and light dinner will be served from 6.30pm onwards. Seats are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.