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AFGHANISTAN: WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND THE TALIBAN
Speaker: Lailuma Sadid
Lailuma Sadid
Lailuma Sadid
Location
CHÂTEAU SAINTE-ANNE Rue Du Vieux Moulin 103 1160 Bruxelles

Ms. Sadid is a journalist who travels the world to speak about women in Afghanistan beyond the headlines in the media, to help us understand what the impact is on the position of women in the society, in education, in the economy and all the way to their private lives.

Is the jihad of the Taliban to eliminate women from society in Afghanistan? What is the reaction of the international community against the violence against women in Afghanistan?

Lailuma Sadid is a Brussels-based Afghan journalist, who has worked for various media inside and outside Afghanistan for more than 13 years. She is the only accredited journalist from Afghanistan in the European Union and NATO and is currently a Senior Correspondent for the Brussels Morning Newspaper. She was a political journalist in her home country between 2002 and 2007, covering the conflicts of the Taliban and Al Qaeda, despite the direct and life-threatening risks that she faced due to her profession. Next to her career as a journalist, she is a women’s and immigrants’ rights activist in Afghanistan and abroad. Her dedication was noticed, as she was the winner of the award of the International Women’s Leadership Forum in the European Union in 2020. She aims at continuing her work on Afghan women.

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