Keynote: Roshan Mashal – Women’s Rights and Advocacy Around the Globe

Keynote: Roshan Mashal – Women’s Rights and Advocacy Around the Globe

Friday, Mar 25, 2022 • Christy Brady : CONTACT

UTA’s Women’s & Gender Studies Program is honored to present the first public speaking appearance by Afghan refugee and Texas International Education Consortium fellow Roshan Mashal on Wednesday, March 30th from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Rosebud Theatre at the University Center.

Mashal has spent her career defending women's rights in Afghanistan and has committed her life to defending, empowering and creating opportunities to encourage the upward mobility of underserved women in her home country. Mashal served as a member of the board of CAWC (Central Afghanistan Welfare Committee), NAWA (The New Afghanistan Women Association), Empowerment Center for Women (ECW), Center for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalist (CPAWJ), Afghanistan Mechanism for Inclusive Peace (AMIP) and ANEC (Afghanistan National Education Coalition). She is also a member of the Women’s Network of MENA and Southeast Asia (IFC) and 1325 National Action Plan for Afghanistan.

As part of Women’s History Month and the 2022 Season of Festival of Ideas, Mashal’s keynote will center around “Women’s Rights and Advocacy Around the Globe.” The hour-long conversation, hosted by Dr. Dustin Harp, director of Women’s & Gender Studies, will end with an opportunity for Q&A.

"’Solidarity, Unity and Resistance to support women's human rights in Afghanistan, I commit to serving women through my new role at UTA. I strongly believe in women’s progress and consider the opportunities as an important element for meeting the objectives." — Roshan Mashal, Fellow

The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, March 30th from 12 – 1 p.m.

University Center, Rosebud Theatre

Visitor parking available at the University Center

Sponsored by Women’s & Gender Studies, Multicultural Affairs and CoLA.