The Global Pathways Podcast with Ray Offenheiser

Spotlight on Afghanistan: A grassroots perspective on the plight of Afghan women and refugees

December 3, 2021

Dr. Susanne E. Jalbert is a gender equity advocate, economic development activist, and a women’s rights political strategist who currently serves as a director in Chemonics’ Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Afghanistan region, and previously served as chief of party on the USAID Promote: Women in Government project. Jalbert offers her own perspective on the tumultuous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the terror Afghan refugees — particularly women — are currently facing. This episode also features Sima, an Afghan refugee who recently arrived in the U.S. with her two sisters. She will share the story of her journey with us.

To help empower the women of Afghanistan to evacuate to safer situations, please consider donating to the Friends of Afghan Women in Government fundraiser on GoFundMe.

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