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First Lady of Afghanistan Shares Realities of Her Country

Rula Ghani sitting in chair with Georgetown seal behind herMay 16, 2016 – First Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani, right, participated in a conversation with Phyllis Magrab, vice chair of the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council (USAWC), at Georgetown May 12.

 The wife of President Ashraf Ghani is an honorary USAWC co-chair along with former U.S. first ladies Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton. 

Ghani and Magrab and members of the university community explored the realities and perceptions of the country in the present day.  

The discussion was sponsored by USAWC and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security.

The First Lady of Afghanistan also met with council members and partners to discuss continued work on issues of peace and security as well as support for Afghan women and their families.