International Day of the Girl Child

AMI Spotlight: Threat to Education of Women & Girls in Afghanistan

To mark 2021’s International Day of the Girl and launch the global 16 Day Campaign to eliminate gender-based violence, the Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender & Social Justice casts a light on the human rights of women and girls in Afghanistan and the impact by the Taliban’s recent return to power. Ms Gulmakai Sarvar, President of the Afghan Society of Halifax shares her personal experience leaving Afghanistan in the early 90’s and her current struggle to help Afghan refugees escape to Canada.