Conversation with Jamila Afghani - Suppose Going to School and Working Were Against the Law: An Update on Afghan Women

Event description

  • Academic events
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Free

Jamila Afghani is an educator and dedicated human and women’s rights advocate. She founded  the Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization (NECDO) and has dedicated over 25 years of her life to enabling  the women of Afghanistan to have access to education and a clear sense of their rights. Afghani was named 2017 Aurora Humanitarian for her exceptional achievements in empowering the girls and women of Afghanistan and in training over 6,000 of her country’s imams about women’s rights in Islam. Despite the progress for women that Afghani helped to lead, the Taliban returned to power in 2022, and she and many other rights advocates were forced to flee their homeland. Yet Afghani hasn’t given up on her people.

Read more about Jamila Afghani here.

On Feb. 28, Jamila Afghani will share an insider's view of the plight of Afghan women since the Taliban return to power. She will highlight human rights and women's rights violations in Afghanistan that mistakenly use Islam as a justification and update us on the ongoing response of Afghan women to their dire situation.

Light refreshments will be provided at the event. 


Event contact

Sally Kitch

Wednesday, February 28, 2024


2:00 pm3:30 pm (MST)


Novus 345