SIMA SAMAR, Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission.
Presented by CIPS.
Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Room change: FSS 8003
Dr. Sima Samar is Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. A doctor by training, she spent a decade in exile in Pakistan. It was during this time that she began her committed activism for Afghan women’s access to healthcare and education. Dr. Samar returned to Afghanistan to serve as Deputy President and then Minister of Women’s Affairs in the post-Taliban interim government from 2001 to 2003. She has also served as the United Nation Special Rapporteur on Human Rights for Sudan.