Reykjavik Global Forum

What’s next for Afghanistan?

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According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, over half a million people have already been displaced by the violence in Afghanistan so far this year. This session will explore how to keep the needs of the people of Afghanistan, especially women and girls, front and centre on the world stage. 

  • Marilou McPhedran, Senator, Senate of Canada, WPL Country Ambassador, Canada 
  • Shukria Barakzai, Member of Parliament (2005-2021), Afghanistan, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the Kingdom of Norway (2016-2019)
  • Zuraida Kamaruddin, Minister, Plantation Industries and Commodities, Malaysia; WPL Country Ambassador, Malaysia 

Chaired by Zainab Salbi, Humanitarian, Author, Founder, Women for Women International; Co-Founder,   Daughters for Earth