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Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan


September 28, 2014

CW4WAfghan Board of Directors and Chapter Members are pleased to welcome:

Christine Wilde, Manager: Public Engagement and Fund Development


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Nine innocent men, women and children were gunned down by the Taliban in a senseless killing at the Serena Hotel on the eve of the Afghan new year and spring celebration, Nowruz.
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the families of all of the victims.

Lauryn Oates has been passionate about women’s rights there since 1996, when she first learned how the Taliban was treating women. She converted  her passion into action by setting up a chapter of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) in Vancouver, and is currently projects director for the organization.

“Girls were banned from school. Women couldn’t work outside the home and weren’t allowed to even leave their homes without a male relative. The rules effectively meant that women and girls were no longer human beings,” Oates said.


Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
PO Box 86016, Marda Loop, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2T 6B7
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