Today is International Women’s Day (yay!), and my very dear and close friend, sister, and partner, as well as the founder of Pashtun Organization for Women (POW), Ariana Karzai, will be speaking in an online conference titled, “Voicing Women” in just several hours from now. She will speak about the current status of rural Pashtun women in Afghanistan, as well as in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. She will also talk about why she founded and started POW, its achievements thus far, and how the organization (POW) will serve as a portal to not only exchange intellectual ideas for the advancement/development of rural Pashtun women, but also as a means to put words into action, hence providing concrete, long-term solutions.
The “Voicing Women” conference is the first of its series of projects held by Social Scientists Without Borders and its main goal is to have monthly global forums to connect women (of all ethnic backgrounds) around the world, and to discuss issues, ideas, and concerns to and amongst each other. It’s a wonderful project as it will create an opportunity to use net-based technology to bridge the gap between women from all over the world, and to further bring women together to better understand ways to make and create positive impacts, not only in their own lives, but also within familial units; the societies in which they live in, or are a part of; and the world as a whole.
So, if you are interested to hear Ariana and a few other talented, intellectual, and motivating guest speakers, then do not forget to join us on Thursday, March 8th, at 17:00UTC.
However, if you are unsure about what time that reflects in your time zone, then you can perhaps check all the timings for the conference on here. I made it so that you can click on the city or region, in which you live in, and it will give you a list of all the cities and the different time zones.
Anyway, once you’ve figured out what time the conference starts in your time zone, then please follow this link to go to the Voicing Women Online Conference Room.
I’m sure this conference will leave us all very humbled and enlightened by the wonderful work Ariana, as well as the other women are doing. So, sit back and enjoy this intellectually-stimulating ride!