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24 November 2023 Press release

A delegation of Afghan women received at the Ministry of State

Accompanied by Hilde Haneuse, President of Aux Cœurs des Mots, Nicole Delacour Law and Fahimeh Robiolle, Afghan women met female representatives of the Monegasque government - DR

These women, each with an extraordinary story and all now finding refuge in France, were visiting Monaco as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. They were welcomed by Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Céline Cottalorda, Chief Officer for Women’s Rights. They spoke of their experiences and life as women before and after the Taliban regime came to power in Kabul in 2021.

The previous day they spoke alongside Iranian women at a conference entitled ‘The lives of women and girls in Afghanistan and Iran’ organised by the Zonta Club, Aux Cœurs des Mots and the Soroptimist Club, with support from the Committee for the Promotion and Protection of Women’s Rights. Over 150 people heard their heartrending stories in the auditorium of the Lycée Rainier III.

Iranian and Afghan women at the conference on 22 November - DR

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