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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