From a ripple to a river

Supporting Afghan women in education and life

2016 - Nasima

Join us at ‘From a Ripple to a River: Supporting Afghan Women in Education and Life’ as a distinguished panel of experts share their unique views of the progress, contribution and struggle of Afghan women in the 21st century, at UTS on Wednesday 14 September 2016.

This special event is organised by Indigo Foundation and hosted by the UTS Faculty of Law in support of the work of the Women's Empowerment Centre in Kabul, led by UTS Luminary and UTS Law PhD Scholar Nasima Rahmani.

Chaired by ABC journalist Virginia Haussegger AM, the panel features:

  • Ms Nasima Rahmani
    UTS Luminary, UTS: Law PhD scholar, Director of the Women's Empowerment Centre in Kabul
  • Ms Michelle Hannon
    Partner, Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers
  • Professor Amin Saikal AM
    Director, Australian National University Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • Mr Mark Kenny
    Chief political correspondent, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

Funds raised from this event will go towards Indigo Foundation's partnership with the Women's Empowerment Centre at the Gawarshad Institute of Higher Education in Kabul and the Afghan Educated Women's Services Organisation. These funds will continue to support Afghan women to study at the tertiary level and to build their capacity to change their world.