Daughters of Greatness: Pashtana Durrani

Pashtana is an Afghan human rights activist and community development expert whose focus is girls’ education.

Fri 11/22/2024

8:30—10 A.M.

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Daughters of Greatness - Pashtana Durrani banner with picture

Durrani is the founder of LEARN Afghanistan, a grassroots organization established to safely and securely provide education to girls through a distributed network of tablet computers using an offline platform. Through LEARN, she has developed models on education, healthcare, and menstrual hygiene management. LEARN has educated 7,000 girls and boys in Kandahar, Afghanistan, trained more than 80 teachers in digital literacy, and trained 700 girls in menstrual hygiene management.

Durrani was named an Education Champion by the Malala Fund for her outstanding work to advance Afghan girls’ education. She was a global youth representative for Amnesty International and served on a climate change committee of the United Nations Development Programme. She is also a winner for the 2021 Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Emerging Leader prize, which recognizes leaders who have addressed complex global challenges in innovative ways. Pashtana Durrani was among the BBC’s and Times 100 influential women list of 2021. Currently, Pashtana is a visiting fellow at the Wellesley Centers for Women.

Tickets are $35 for Ali Center members and students, and $40 for non-members. Tables of 10 are available. Register to reserve your spot today. 

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