Ms. Najla Ayubi speaking at the M.F. Husain Art Gallery; March 8, 2013 (Photo:Khalid Jaleel)
Ms. Najla Ayubi speaking at the M.F. Husain Art Gallery; March 8, 2013 (Photo:Khalid Jaleel)

Speakers from Afghanistan and Canada Discuss Women of Afghanistan on Int’l Women’s Day

To commemorate International Women’s day on March 8th, the Afghanistan Studies programme, Academy of International Studies, and the Outreach Programme in collaboration with the Canadian High Commission, New Delhi organized a panel discussion on the topic, “Women and Development: Challenges Ahead in Afghanistan” at the M.F. Husain Art Gallery. Along with the panel discussion, a photo exhibition was also held at the same venue on Afghan women by Lana Slezic, a Canadian photographer.

(L-R) Mr. Jim Nickel, Judge Najla Ayubi, Ms. Catherine Coleman, Dr. Mondira Dutta, Mr. M. Ashraf Haidari, and Prof. S.M. Sajid, at the M.F. Husain Art Gallery; March 8, 2013 (Photo:Khalid Jaleel)
(L-R) Mr. Jim Nickel, Judge Najla Ayubi, Ms. Catherine Coleman, Dr. Mondira Dutta, Mr. M. Ashraf Haidari, and Prof. S.M. Sajid, at the M.F. Husain Art Gallery; March 8, 2013 (Photo:Khalid Jaleel)

The distinguished speakers on the panel were: Mr. Jim Nickel, Deputy High Commissioner, High Commission of Canada; Mr. M. Ashraf Haidari, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Afghanistan; Judge Najla Ayubi, Afghan Women’s Network; Ms. Catherine Coleman, First Secretary, Embassy of Canada, Kabul; Dr. Mondira Dutta, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Ms. Pamela Philipose, Director & Editor-in-Chief, Women’s Feature Service; and Prof. S.M. Sajid, Registrar, JMI.

Audio:

Listen to Mr. M. Ashraf Haidari, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Afghanistan, and Judge Najla Ayubi, Afghan Women’s Network speak on “Women and Development: Challenges Ahead in Afghanistan” at M.F. Husain Art Gallery, JMI on March 8, 2013 (Link to Audio):

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About Khalid Jaleel

Khalid Jaleel is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science. He can be reached via email at: khalidj [at] jamiajournal.com

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