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