Afghanistan Conference

On Wednesday 7 September, the Netherlands Atlantic Association and the US Embassy in The Hague organized a conference on


Empowering Women in Afghanistan:
Stability through Rural Development




The conference focused on women’s rights, economic empowerment, education,

health, and the need for development assistance.


Speakers: a.o. Fay Hartog Levin (US Ambassador to The Hague), Uri Rosenthal (Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands), Melanne Verveer (US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues), Palwasha Kakar (Deputy Minister of Women's Affairs, Afghanistan)
Moderator: Eva Gross (Free University, Brussels)

Click here for the full program.



Click here for the speech of Foreign Minister Rosenthal


Click here for the speech of Ambassador Verveer


Click here for a video with interviews with and comments from speakers and participants in the conference


Click here for photo's of the conference


Click here for a report of the conference

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