231741 Women in Government in Afghanistan: Taliban in suits

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 : 1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Zohra Rasesh , Global Watch Group, Washington, DC
The liberation of Afghanistan from political rule of the Taliban ended public execution of women and other visible signs of social injustice faced by women. The status of women in the country, however, still faces major problems including the problems faced by women in government. Sexism with a new face, the face of democratically elected government of Afghanistan, must be recognized as the continuation of many of the abuses of is earlier age. This presentation will provide case studies of the struggles of women in government in Afghanistan as part of the broader struggle for social justice in a country torn by war and civil war for over 30 years.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Diversity and culture
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
1-Describe struggles of women in Afghanistan to participate fully in government. 2-Analyze effects of Afghanistan's long history of conflicts and war on women's efforts to achieve social justice.

Keywords: Social Justice, International Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have worked in the Afghanistan government and presented on the issues of women in Afghanistan government previously.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.