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Resilience of the Afghan people: Inside Afghanistan
Resilience of the Afghan people: Inside Afghanistan

Tue, May 14


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Resilience of the Afghan people: Inside Afghanistan

Marnie Gustavson, Executive Director of PARSA, will discuss her experience working to encourage leadership and positive change in civil society in Afghanistan, and the implications on women and girls' rights in Kabul as it enters its third year under Taliban control.

Time & Location

May 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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About the event

Marnie Gustavson's roots extend further than the Pacific Northwest. Raised in Seattle and Kitsap County, Gustavson spent a number of her formative years in Afghanistan. After helping women secure work back in Seattle as an adult, Gustavson returned to Kabul in 2006 to become Executive Director of PARSA, a grassroots organization working to support Afghan communities by engaging in youth leadership, economic empowerment, and social protection.

After the Taliban regained control of Kabul in 2021, PARSA pivoted its direction and launched new initiatives, putting girls at the forefront due to imposed regulations on their livelihoods, especially in the ability to attend school. Gustavson will provide insight into what's next for PARSA and the future for women and girls in Afghanistan.

Zoom details will be sent via email after registration. 

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