13-16 June 2024

15 Jun 2024
Town Hall

Zarifa Ghafari: A Woman’s Battle in Afghanistan

Meet Afghanistan’s youngest and first female mayor, Zarifa Ghafari, who says she is not a hero, just a mayor. But being a mayor in a country where girls are being killed for daring to go to school, is a pretty heroic act. Imagine the terror of the Taliban, the choices you’d have to make and the courage it takes just to stand up and say no? Zarifa’s story (told in her first memoir,  Zarifa; A Woman’s Battle in a Man’s World) is a stirring reminder that hope is still alive. Don’t miss this fascinating conversation with Andrea Catherwood. 

Zarifa Ghafari with Andrea Catherwood