Saturday, April 13, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
OISE, 252 Bloor St. west, room 2-214
"Afghan Women and Girls: Their Courage and Resilience"
Elizabeth Watson, representing Canadians in Support of Afghan Women
The organization Canadians in Support of Afghan Women -
organization, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan -
www.cw4wafghan.ca. It is made up of volunteers and focuses on the
empowerment of women and girls through education by its projects.
The talk is based on what is happening in Afghanistan now regarding
Afghan women, girls, and education in Afghanistan and what the
organization is doing to address the issues.
Elizabeth Watson is a retired teacher of the deaf. She joined
Canadians in Support of Afghan Women in 2001, especially interested in
helping to support schools in Afghanistan. She found not only the
opportunities to do that but also to connect with Afghan women by
obtaining and selling their goods and by talks to the public. By being
involved in this organization Liz has also been involved in the
rewriting of a human rights kit for use in Canadian schools and has
done several talks in schools, thus exposing many students to the
curriculum materials and to the situation in Afghanistan. When Liz is
not doing something for the organization she enjoys music, loves to
fiddle, to travel and the outdoors, and reading inspiring stories and
those where folks are struggling.