Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Center for Global Justice Invites You to Attend a Moderated Discussion on Women Pursuing Justice in an Age of Extremism: Afghanistan after Obama

Thursday, October 13 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sullivan Hall, Room C1

Judge Najla Ayubi, Lawyer and Human Rights Activist

Judge Ayubi will share her insights on the current social, economic, and security situation in Afghanistan, as well as her unique perspective on the political transition in Afghanistan, and the role of Pakistan and India in Afghanistan’s future. An active leader in women’s empowerment initiatives, Judge Ayubi will speak to how Afghan women are coping as they face increasingly violent extremist forces, and how political transitions in the U.S., Europe, and South Asia can impact the lives of women and girls in war-torn regions.

Judge Ayubi is a former prosecutor and commissioner of the Independent Election Commission and the Joint Electoral Management Body of Afghanistan. She also served as a legal advisor to the State Ministry for Parliamentary Affairs, senior state attorney at the Attorney General’s Office of Afghanistan, state attorney of the Parwan province, and Judge at the Court of the Parwan Province. Ms. Ayubi is a Director of The Women’s Regional Network: Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
From 2013 to May 2015 she served as the Afghanistan Deputy Director of The Asia Foundation Afghanistan. Prior to that, she was Country Director of Open Society Foundation Afghanistan.  Ms. Ayubi has also worked with The Asia Foundation Afghanistan as Program Director for Law, Human Rights, and Women’s Empowerment, where she co-authored the 2011 and 2010 surveys of the Afghan people.  Ms. Ayubi has an MA in law and politics from Governmental University of Tajikistan and an MA in post-war recovery and development studies from York University in the UK.

Co-sponsored by The World Affairs Council, Channel Foundation, Linksbridge SPC, and the Women’s Regional Network