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Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker and Journalist
Monday, November 7, 2022
9:00 AM U.S.A. EST
director of United States vs. Reality Winner (2021), Enemies of the State (2020), and National Bird (2016)
director and producer of short films and public information video series for the United Nations, Tribeca, and Google educating on U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 2 (Zero Hunger)
director of eight television documentaries and more than 50 investigative reports for German public television
recognized as one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine (2016), selected as one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine (2016), and named in the 40 Under 40 list of documentary filmmakers in DOC NYC (2019)
mentor at DOC NYC and Firelight Media
member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia, A-Doc (Asian American Documentary Network), and the International Documentary Association (IDA)
has a Master's Degree in International Affairs from American University in Washington, D.C.
born in Malaysia, grew up in Germany, lives in New York
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DR. MARA RÚBIA ANDRÉ ALVES DE LIMA
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
WCI celebrates International Women's Day 2022 with a new reading program called
"One Book, One WCI"
to bring our members together in the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book on a topic of interest to women globally.
About the Author
Lina AbiRafeh, PhD is a global women’s rights expert with decades of experience worldwide. She is an advisor and former aid worker with a long track record in creating positive change for women in over 20 countries around the world. She was the keynote speaker at WCI's Regional Perspective - Middle East webinar in February.
About the Book
Afghan women were at the forefront of global agendas in late 2001, fueled by a mix of media coverage, humanitarian intervention and military operations. Calls for “liberating” Afghan women were widespread. Women’s roles in Afghanistan have long been politically divisive, marked by struggles between modernization and tradition. Women, politics, and the state have always been intertwined in Afghanistan, and conflicts have been fueled by attempts to challenge or change women’s status.
It may appear that we have come full circle twenty years later, in late 2021, when Afghanistan fell to the Taliban once more. Women’s rights in Afghanistan have been stripped away, and any gains—however tenuous—now appear lost. Today, the country navigates both a humanitarian and a human rights crisis. This book measures the rhetoric of liberation and the physical and ideological occupations of Afghanistan over the twenty-year period from 2001 through 2021 through the voices, perspectives, and experiences of those who are implicated in this reality—Afghan women.
DR. LINA ABIRAFEH
Monday, February 14, 2022
WCI Commemorated Thirty-Five Years as an Organization
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Photo courtesy of Ina Ghaznavi Collins of Precious Project