You are invited to join us for an interactive Digital Video Conference (DVC) with
“US Support of Civilian Empowerment and Human Rights in Afghanistan”
Thursday, December 6th from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Embassy of the United States of America
490 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Since 2002, the American and Canadian militaries have been working together in Afghanistan. As these efforts pull away from combat and move toward rebuilding the country and empowering civilians, we have a timely speaker. Are you interested in finding out how the United States is collaborating with Canada to help in Afghanistan after ten years of having a military presence there, and specifically how Afghanistan’s women are being helped?
Please join the United States Embassy at a presentation and discussion with U.S. speaker Marjorie Margolies-Mezvisnky on the United States’ Support of Civilian Empowerment and Human Rights in Afghanistan.
In addition to building the nation physically and structurally, there has been much emphasis on the importance of empowering the Afghan people, especially those who have been and continue to be unfairly treated. There are many international campaigns aimed at addressing women and girls’ rights in Afghanistan. Many groups are denied equal rights including that of an education.
Ms. Margolies-Mezvisnky is a former Pennsylvania congresswoman who founded and now runs an NGO called “Women’s Campaign International,” (WCI) which has been doing work in Afghanistan. WCI has focused its efforts on women’s political participation at a national and local level and has conducted a number of workshops, trainings and rural outreach projects which aim to build the capacity of women.
Please RSVP to Alison Morris by noon on Wednesday, December 5th
via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 613-688-5484.
You must RSVP in order to attend. Reservations are non-transferable. Please bring photo I.D.
Electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, and cameras) will be checked upon arrival.
Please arrive at the SUSSEX ENTRANCE 10-15 minutes prior to the program to clear security.
Please indicate special needs requirements when you RSVP.
Parking is available nearby in the Byward Market.