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International Women’s Day 2017

On International Women’s Day – March 8th – Heidi will appear on a panel as part of The Ties that Bind Women from East to West, a special event hosted by The University Women’s Club, PAWA and the Hermann Gundert Society. Commencing at 2.30pm, the event will include a series of panels concerning women in the workplace,…
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Afghanistan: Myth of the Splendid Sisterhood

First published by Mantraya on 14 October 2016 Stories of abuse and the mutilation of women in Afghanistan are so common we are almost desensitised to it. Violence against women and particularly domestic violence has fed the headlines certainly since our recent escapade into the country, one attack more horrific than the next. Male abuse…
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Interview with author Heidi Kingstone: A women’s perspective of life in Afghanistan

On July 8, Afghanistan’s first female nominee for the country’s supreme court, Anisa Rassouli, failed to win enough votes in parliament, coming up just nine votes short of necessary 97 required for her nomination to pass. One member of Parliament, Qazi Nazeer Hanafi, voiced objection to Rassouli’s nomination on the grounds that menstruating women are…
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