What Tomorrow Brings: Q&A with activist Razia Jan

What Tomorrow Brings

Language: Engels

WHEN & WHERE?

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 16:15
Theater aan het Spui Grote Zaal

Bette Dam talks with activist Razia Jan and UN child protection expert Dee Brillenburg Wurth about education for girls in conflict areas. 

Journalist Bette Dam travelled Afghanistan for months to write the awarded novel, ‘Expedition Uruzgan’. After the film Bette will interview Razia Jan about the position of girls and the importance of education in war-torn and very religious Afghanistan. Child Protection expert Dee Brillenburg Wurth joins the conversation. She has been working on child protection in armed conflict since 1996. Dee worked as Senior Child Protection Advisor for the UN missions in Afghanistan. 

Razia Jan has a dream: that all girls in Afghanistan will go to school. And she has already realised the beginning of that dream. In a rural village in Afghanistan, at least 500 girls have been going to her school. And that number is growing fast.Razia Jan was born in Afghanistan and moved to the United States in 1970. Years later she returned. Razia Jan has been praised for her humanitarian work, and she has received many awards. In 2012, she was one of the ten CNN Top 10 Heroes. Read more about Razia Jan and watch a short clip about her.