International Women’s Day was marked at the Ismaili Centre, London with a discussion on Women and the future of Afghanistan that took place on Thursday, 3 March 2016.
Nurjehan Mawani, Aga Khan Development Network Representative for Afghanistan discussed how the AKDN is helping to shape a stronger Afghanistan by placing inclusivity and women's participation at the heart of its endeavours.
Shireen Rahmani, Director of Human Resources at Roshan Telecom shared insights about professional life for women in Afghanistan, and how she became a director at one of its leading corporations.
Meena Baktash, Head of the BBC Afghan Service further explored the role of women in modern day Afghanistan.
The event was organised by the Aga Khan Foundation and the Women’s Activities Portfolio of the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom.