Women’s Leadership in Afghanistan’s Reconstruction

Yesterday I attended a lunch at the Asia Society which featured Afghanistan’s Minister for Women’s Affairs, Masouda Jalal, as the keynote speaker. After Ms. Jalal’s very interesting lecture there was a panel discussion featuring PARWAZ Microfinance Institution Managing Director Katrin Fakiri and Arzu Rugs’ Founder, President, and Chairman (as well as “chief bottle washer”) Connie K. Duckworth. The panel discussion was moderated by Marieke Wierda, Senior Associate of the Internation Center for Transitional Justice.


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About Kevin

Kevin Sudeith is the war rug collector who built warrug.com. After starting to collect Afghan rugs, he began selling regular and war rugs to better study war rugs and their historical origins. Sudeith learned how war rugs related to traditional Afghan tribal and workshop rugs as well as the broader Turkmen and Persian rug traditions.