WALKING TO KABUL - 42,879 km as of April 3

15 Mar 2021 5:19 PM | Barbara Newbegin (Administrator)

GRADUATE WOMEN INTERNATIONAL (GWI)

NFA2NFA PARTNERSHIP PROJECT 2021

Afghan Peace Negotiations: Their Perilous Significance for Women in Afghanistan

WALKING TO KABUL

TO SUPPORT WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN AFGHAN PEACE NEGOTIATIONS

March 8 to April 24, 2021

STAND ON THE BRIDGE 


Suggested Launch of Walk: International Women’s Day, March 8th 

Click here for background and more information.

it is suggested two-five members stand on a local bridge with appropriate signs and have a picture taken for local press and our newsletter.

Walking to Kabul - 

for anyone or group who counts kilometers on foot, skis, or skates.

Starting on March 8, you can sign up for the Walk and we will track your group or your own kilometres travelled to make up a total on this Virtual Walk.  The Netherlands NFA will also be participating, along with current and past members of our diplomatic conversation groups.

Note: 1 kilometre is approximately equal to 1,250 walking steps...Ü...Ü...Ü

The end of the Walk is April 24 when everyone is invited to a Webinar where Afghan women with close ties to the Afghan peace table will talk.  Speakers are Dr. Sima Samar, activist and physician, former head of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, Habiba Sarabi, one of only four women on the 42 member peace negotiating team, and Mary Akrima, Afghan Women’s Network.

Travel with members from around the world as we combine our kilometres on our way to Kabul from Ottawa. Travel routes, photos and  reports will be shared regularly.

For General Information:

cfuwwalk@gmail.com  (CFUW-Ottawa) 

We have created a members only Facebook Page just for this event.

Please join us and feel free to post photos and add your comments of encouragement.

 

Feel free to use the following hashtags in your social media:

#WalkToKabul   

#ChooseToChallenge   #AfghanWomensRights   #AfghanPeaceTalks

 

Here is the link to the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Walk-To-Kabul-105297578297560


                           

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