by Emily Kaplan, Mina’s List Communications Intern
Today, Mina’s List embarks upon the next stage of our Afghan Pilot Project– we are getting on a plane to host Empowerment Training Workshops that will prepare 15 aspiring women political leaders to run for office in Afghanistan’s next election! With the help of current women parliamentarians who will serve as mentors to the aspiring candidates, and with the support of women’s rights activists, Afghan government officials, and UN women representatives, we are taking a major step toward achieving serious change.
While we’re doing this exciting work, our normal communications may be interrupted. We’ll do our best to keep up with our normal reflections on the state of women in politics, and though we’ll aim to keep you all updated on the progress of the Empowerment Workshops, we’ll be quite busy!
As we’re off training these aspiring women leaders, support our exciting work and support women’s political empowerment!