“Afshan Khan is the real thing: a woman who has negotiated with warlords and royalty...Under her leadership Women for Women is positioned to grow, deepen, and broaden its strength and reach...This is a rare moment when talent and mission converge."
- Lucy Billingsley, chair of the Board of Directors of Women for Women International
In past years there have been visible gains in women empowerment, but it is clear that numerous economic, political, cultural and personal safety issues still exist. In war-torn countries, many women risk rape or sexual violence just by walking outside; there has been a rise in gender-selected abortions targeting females in parts of Asia; and even in the U.S. many women get paid less for doing the same job as a man. These are just some issues facing females worldwide. Please join us to learn about the global struggles women endure today from expert Afshan Khan, CEO of Women for Women International (WfWI).
For nearly two decades WfWI has helped over 316,000 female survivors of war move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency. The organization works in battle-weary countries such as Afghanistan, Bosnia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan.
Khan was made CEO of WfWI in April 2012 and has spent her entire career working both in the field and in the office helping women and children refugees who live in areas affected by war, poverty and natural disaster. Khan previously worked for UNICEF, managing and coordinating multi-billion dollar projects that aim to help countries in need of aid.