Afghanistan: Is there any sign of change? with Flora MacDonald and Hon. Senator Mobina Jaffer, Q.C.
Remarks by: Hon. Senator Mobina Jaffer, Q.C.
Chair Canadian Committee on Women, Peace and Security
Date: Monday February 16th, 2004
Where: 1 Nicholas St., Suite 1200, Ottawa, Canada
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 P.M.
Hon. Flora McDonald, a long time advocate for Afghan people’s rights, first visited Afghanistan in March 2001 when the Talibans were in control. In May 2002, she returned to the country prior to the Grand Loya Jirga. Her last journey to Afghanistan took place at the end of 2003.
Having just returned from this war torn country, Hon. Flora MacDonald will share her observations and identify changes that she has witnessed over these three years. Having visited many NGOs and emerging civil society organizations, she will also describe some of the challenges faced by the
NGO community in Afghanistan.
Hon. Flora MacDonald served as a Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands (1972-1988), holding three cabinet positions, External Affairs, Employment and Immigration and Communications. Among other civil society positions she holds, Ms. MacDonald is the currently Vice Chairperson of
Partnership Africa Canada.
For more information and RSVP please contact Faruq Faisel at
Canadian Program Manager
South Asia Partnership Canada
1 Nicholas Street, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
Phone: (613) 241 1333, Extension 226
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