Event: What’s next for Afghanistan? Evolving implications for safety, gender equity and urgent humanitarian action.

Tuesday 31 August 2021
3 pm to 4:30 pm (British Summer time) / 4 pm to 5:30 pm (Central European Time)

An online panel discussion in response to the rapidly evolving situation in Afghanistan. This event is the result of a collaboration between the Centre for South Asian Studies, and Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh and United Against Inhumanity (UAI).

  • To facilitate discussion, raise awareness and informed policy making


  • Sippi Azarbaijani-Moghaddam is an expert on Afghanistan where she has worked for the past 26 years with civil society, government and military institutions on a wide range of issues from women and rural development to land reform and the activities of armed groups.
  • Aunohita Mojumdar is a Southasian journalist with over 30 years of experience in the region. She has lived and worked in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. She was based in Kabul between 2003 and early 2012. She is the former editor of the regional magazine Himal Southasian.
  • Norah Niland is a long time humanitarian practitioner and human rights (HR) activist who has worked in, and undertaken research on Afghanistan from the mid -1990s; this included heading up the HR team in UNAMA as the war intensified in 2008. Norah is a co-founder and active member of United Against Inhumanity (UAI)


  • Jeevan Sharma, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh.
Attendance is free, but please click below to register in advance.
Thank you to from UAI to ©Ahlam Almulaiki @cnvschq for the illustration

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