EU Parliament to host a two-day conference about Afghan women situation

by Aamaj News

European Parliament in a statement announced that it will host a conference under the name of “Afghan Women Days” on February 1-2.

According to the statement Afghan women’s rights activists, representatives of the EU Parliament, representatives of the UN and other humanitarian organizations will come together to discuss the situation of women in Afghanistan.

The statement reiterates that the conference will focus on extremely worrying situation of women in Afghanistan.

The conference will feature interventions by the EU Parliament President Roberta Metsola, former Afghan Minister of Women’s Affairs Sima Samar, Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR – recorded message), EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (recorded message tbc) and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (recorded message).

According to the statement the conference will be concluded with an address and musical appearance by Afghan singer and songwriter Aryana Sayeed, with her song “Lady of the Land of Fire”.

The news comes as the world has repeatedly expressed its concerns over Afghan women situation, and holding such conferences represent the gloomy situation of Afghan women.


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