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International Women’s Day: A Conversation With Afghan Journalist Freshta Hammati

SUMMARY— The Atlantic Chapter of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WA) is hosting an all ages event to recognize International Women’s Day through connection and understanding.

The Atlantic Chapter of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, based in Charlottetown, is hosting a Conversation Series with Afghan women about the human rights crisis happening in their home country of Afghanistan. On March 2, from 10:30 am–1:30 pm, Islanders are invited to the Charlottetown Learning Library Centre to meet Afghan-Islander Freshta Hammati, who will be sharing her re-settlement journey. Freshta is an Afghan journalist and women’s rights activist from Afghanistan. Her academic journey led her to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Afghanistan and a master’s degree in Diplomacy from Kazakhstan. In 2022, Freshta moved to Canada and started a new chapter of her life in PEI. This event is about raising awareness and creating connections between the community here on PEI and the women and girls in Afghanistan. With a career spanning over eight years, Freshta has made a profound impact as an investigative reporter, radio host, broadcast journalist across various media channels, and adept communications specialist in international projects working for women’s self-sufficiency in Afghanistan. She is currently working as a policy analyst with the provincial government of Canada and serves as the CEO of the Afghanistan Journalists Support Organization (AJSO), an organization whose mission it is to support and defend freedom of expression, media freedom and Afghan journalists’ rights, inside Afghanistan and abroad. Many initiatives have called for solidarity & action to name and end gender apartheid in Afghanistan, including a recent petition by Member of Parliament Ali Ehsassi (of Willowdale) to the House of Commons on February 29, which urged the Canadian Parliament to officially recognize gender apartheid as a crime against humanity. For more information, visit CW4WAfghan Atlantic on Facebook, or Canadian Women For Women in Afghanistan on the web cw4wafghan.ca.

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Date
March 2
Time
10:30 am
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Charlottetown Learning Library
97 Queen St
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4A9 Canada
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Phone
902-368-4642
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