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Video:Afshan Khan - The Missing Peace - TEDxSMU 2013

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"Malala Moments for Every Woman" On October 19, Women for Women International President and CEO Afshan Khan spoke at the TEDxSMU summit on the need to invest in women at the grassroots level in post-conflict countries as a key to building peace.

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JL A (281)
Friday November 22, 2013, 11:22 pm
07 Nov 2013
Afshan Khan – The Missing Peace – TEDxSMU 2013

Afshan Khan serves as President & CEO of Women for Women International (WfWI), where she sets the strategic vision, mobilizes resources to execute that vision, and leads innovations in WfWI’s work that enable women affected by war and conflict to transform their own lives, their families, and communities. She is also the primary spokesperson for WfWI on the global stage, making the case for women’s empowerment to politicians, policymakers, opinion leaders, and the general public.

Previously, Afshan was the Director of UNICEF’s Public-Sector Alliances and Resource Mobilization Office (PARMO), the capstone of a 25-year career with the United Nations. In this role, she led a team that was responsible for mobilizing over $10 billion for programs for children and families from governments and foundation partners.

In her career with UNICEF, Afshan worked in several conflict countries and also served as Deputy Director Emergency Operations. As Associate Director for the Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, she led the expansion of UNICEF’s public/private partnerships to leverage assets for improving development outcomes.

Afshan received her undergraduate degree in political science from McGill University and a Master’s in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Afshan speaks English, French, Urdu, and Portuguese.

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 4:22 am
What an example set!

Kit B (276)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 9:05 am

TED is the best thing that has come along in a very long time. Moms - woman are so often the last to be considered and remembered. Give $10.00 of a mini-loan to a woman in developing countries and she will build a business, take care of her children and repay the loan. It's about time we remembered the hand that rocks the cradle, also leads the world. Stop ignoring us. Thank you Afshan Khan, for a brilliant talk and forward thinking leadership.

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Jo S (619)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 12:08 pm
Wonderful talk. Bravo, Afshan Khan!
Noted & shared.
Thanks, JL.

Roger G (154)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 12:33 pm
noted, thanks

Colleen L (3)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 1:28 pm
I too say "Bravo Afshan Khan" Hope others will follow in her footsteps.
Thanks JL

Birgit W (160)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 2:36 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Barbara K (60)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 4:40 pm
Woman Power is great power. We are good for more than having children and it is an important message to women, and especially the teen girls to strive for opportunities to set their creativity and ingenuity free that they all possess.

Phil P (94)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 6:26 pm
An inspiration for others, women and men, especially. Unfortunately, many only play lip service to the advancement of women, all the while quietly throwing up roadblocks or in the case of the GOP openly trying to stifle women's equality and rights.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Monday November 25, 2013, 1:57 pm
Noted TY JL

JL A (281)
Monday November 25, 2013, 6:38 pm
You are welcome Joanne, Roger, Colleen, Birgit and Franshisca
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