International Women's Day Special 2024

Special Broadcast: Public Affairs

International Women’s Day 2024: Outspoken: My Fight for Freedom and Human Rights in Afghanistan

Interview with Dr Sima Samar about the current situation for women and girls in Afghanistan after the US-negotiated return of the Taliban and about her life and her new book, Outspoken: My Fight for Freedom and Human Rights in Afghanistan.

 Dr Sima Samar, is a Hazara woman of the most persecuted ethnic group in Afghanistan, is women’s and human rights advocate, activist and medical doctor who served as the first Minister of Women’s Affairs and was the Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. In 2012, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award.

 Producer and Host: Margo Okazawa-Rey