One morning I walked: Poetry event for Ilhan Çomak
Confronting the Taliban in Oslo and in Kabul: Lessons from the Oslo talks and the future of civil liberties in Afghanistan
Did the Soria Moria talks have any positive impact on Taliban politics? What can the Afghan opposition and the international community do to improve the situation?
Recently, schools for girls from grades 7 to 12 opened their doors, just to be closed on the very same day by a sudden order issued by the Taliban. A number of journalists and civil society activists have been arrested and threatened. PEN Norway invites a high-level panel to discuss the future for human rights, women’s rights, and freedom of expression in Afghanistan on 21 April, 7pm at The House of Literature in Oslo, Nedjma
– Jamila Afghani, leading Afghan feminist and activist, executive member of Afghan Women’s Network and participant in the Oslo talks.
– Sharif Hassanyar, until mid-august 2021, CEO of Ariana Media House, Afghanistan
– Ole Andreas Lindeman, Norwegian Ambassador to Afghanistan and participant in the Oslo talks
– Moderator: Elisabeth Eide
The event will be in English, and will be streamed on PEN Norway’s Facebook page and website.