Joined by War: Women's Rights in Today's Afghanistan

Joined by War: Women's Rights in Today's Afghanistan

Audiences in Kabul and Washington DC talk to each other about the role women's issues play in Afghanistan today.

Afghanistan dominates U.S. policy, but rarely do American citizens get to speak directly to Afghans. In partnership with America Abroad and Killid Radio Afghanistan, Kojo hosts a special broadcast in which students, activists, government officials, and ordinary citizens discuss the status of women in Afghanistan today, and what role the international community should play going forward.


Akmal Dawi

Editor for the English language Killid Magazine.

Anita McBride

US-Afghan Women's Council; Executive-in-Residence at the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University's School of Public Affairs; Senior Advisor to the George W. Bush Foundation; former Chief of Staff to Mrs. Laura Bush.

Michelle Barsa

Lead Advocate on Afghanistan, Institute for Inclusive Security.

Sima Samar

Chair, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission; United Nations Special Reporter on human rights in Sudan

Safia Sidiqi

Women's rights activist; former Afghan parliament member; former Secretary and Assistant of Afghanistan Constitutional Loya Jirga.

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