About This Event
The Taliban resurgence has had a seismic impact on the lives and rights of Afghans, leading to a humanitarian and human rights crisis. Women and girls face the most devastating consequences as two decades of progress are reversed. Despite assurances, the Taliban excludes them from work, secondary school, and government, restricts their freedom of movement without a male chaperone, and dramatically increases their risk for gender-based violence. Human Rights Watch’s Heather Barr, Afghan journalist Lotfullah Najafizada, and the Council's Elizabeth Shackelford unpack how to strengthen Afghan women’s rights and agency, and how the United States and international community can promote an inclusive, stable Afghanistan.