News coverage of Afghanistan has focused almost entirely on the war, leaving much of the country’s population—particularly women and girls–out of the headlines. The news isn’t good: Afghanistan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world; girls on their way to school risk being assaulted; and youth face persistent low-level violence in cities and the countryside. Bringing together experts from a diversity of disciplines and policy areas, this half-day conference will examine how women and youth have fared during a decade of conflict, and the challenges and opportunities that they face in Afghanistan’s uncertain future. A detailed agenda of the day’s events is available here.
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