beyond the burka
accounts from the heart of the War on Terror will punctuate Soheir
Stolba’s lecture "Women in Afghanistan after the Taliban"
at noon, Wednesday, March 19 in the University Union Hinde Auditorium
at California State University, Sacramento. The free event is part
of the University’s recognition of Women's History Month.
Stolba, a medical anthropologist, recently visited Afghanistan to
help develop women’s organizations to improve literacy, provide
vocational training for widows and assist women in starting small
businesses. While there, she witnessed the cruelty of the Taliban
regime and the resilience of the Afghan women. She will share their
stories of courage in the face of war, poverty and oppression.
Stolba is the co-director of the Fair Oaks-based SHARE Institute,
which works with local and global partner organizations to improve
the health and well-being of women and families. She has 28 years
of experience in maternal health, family planning and reproductive
health consulting and has worked in several Middle-Eastern, African
and Asian countries.
Additional information is available by contacting the Women’s
Resource Center at (916) 278-7388. Media assistance is available
by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.