Women and Girls in the Afghanistan Transition

Speakers:
Rachel Reid

Director of the Regional Policy Initiative on Afghanistan and Pakistan, Open Society Foundations

David Sedney

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia, U.S. Department of Defense

Presider:
Catherine Powell

Women and Foreign Policy Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Description

Following the release of her report on the status of women in Afghanistan, Catherine Powell moderates a discussion with Open Society Foundations' Rachel Reid and the U.S. Department of Defense's David Sedney on the role the United States can play in extending the progress of Afghan in women in education, the economy, health care, and beyond.

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