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Afghan Women Human Rights Defenders Demand Justice and Accountability

Friday 1 October 2021, by siawi3

Source: email AWID October 1st 2021

Afghan Women Human Rights Defenders Demand Justice and Accountability

This side event for the 48th Session of the Human Rights Council.
The side event will take place on October 5 at 4:00 - 5:30 PM CEST/2.00pm - 3.30pm UTC.

From mobilizing resources, to creating networks of support and emergency services, Afghan women human rights defenders have always been at the frontlines of resistance and continue to disrupt oppression and defend the rights of all within their communities.

Join us to hear from Afghan women human rights defenders on their demands for justice and accountability, particularly from powerful States that have been complicit in human rights abuses in Afghanistan and international institutions that have failed to meaningfully and concretely protect the rights of Afghan people.

Register here

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The event will be in English with simultaneous interpretation in Dari, Spanish and French. Closed captioning will be available in English.

This event is co-organized by the Regional Coalition of Women Human Rights Defenders MENA, FEMENA, AWID, Musawah, Women Living under Muslim Laws, and the Harvard Law School Program on Law & Society in the Muslim World.

*Note that the list of speakers and co-sponsors in the flyer is not final and there might be additions to come