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Article Share: A new beginning for Afghan women judges forced to flee the Taliban

Article Share: A new beginning for Afghan women judges forced to flee the Taliban

Image: After evacuating Afghanistan following the Taliban’s return to power, Judges Freshta Masomi (left), Zamila Sangar (centre) and Wahida Rahimi (right) joined Allard Law through the law school’s new Afghan Women Judges Program. Photo credit: Macy Yap.

Article Share: A new beginning for Afghan women judges forced to flee the Taliban

Image: After evacuating Afghanistan following the Taliban’s return to power, Judges Freshta Masomi (left), Zamila Sangar (centre) and Wahida Rahimi (right) joined Allard Law through the law school’s new Afghan Women Judges Program. Photo credit: Macy Yap.

Following the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan in August 2021, women judges throughout the country lost their jobs, had their lives threatened, and were forced to evacuate or go into hiding. The CCIAWJ was proud to support the efforts of a group of Canadian women judges who joined to form the Afghan Women Judges Committee – here is the story of three of the women that the Committee helped to resettle.

Read the article here: A new beginning for Afghan women judges forced to flee the Taliban (ubc.ca)