As one of the YW’s 16 Days initiatives, our own Wazhma Frogh will be speaking at the Kitchener Public Library, telling her story of survival, resilience and building peace.
Wazhma is the recipient of the International Woman of Courage Award by the United States Department of State Secretary Clinton and Michelle Obama and is a lifelong advocate for women and human rights in Afghanistan.
A human rights lawyer and peace builder, Wazhma is the founder of the Afghanistan Women & Peace Studies Organization actively working for women’s inclusion in peace and security agendas. Wazhma has served as Councillor in the Afghanistan High Peace Council to mediate the peace talks with the Taliban and has held government and non-government positions with the UN, the international aid agencies including USAID and CIDA in the past 25 years of her career.
Wazhma is a gender based violence and conflict studies expert by training and has done years of grassroots programming in local peace building and responding to sexual and gender based violence in Afghanistan and within the South-Asia region. She is currently working with the Coalition of Muslim Women of KW on its Human Rights project and, of course, serves on the board of the YW.
We hope you’ll join us – this is a free event.
The date is: Thursday December 5th
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: Kitchener Public Library