Speech by Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner at the opening of the photo exhibition, ‘Voices on the Rise: Afghan women making the news’ on 14th June. It is my pleasure to be with you tonight to open the photo exhibition “Voices on the Rise: Afghan Women Making the News”.
The European Foundation for Democracy is engaged in a series of public events aimed at bringing Afghan society closer to European audiences. Spanning four countries over two weeks, Afghan civil society guests will share their unique perspectives in areas such as access to healthcare, education, training and justice.
EFD Senior Fellow, Bakary Sambe participated in a conference by Islam & Laïcité.org entitled, ‘How is Islam transmitted to Muslims?’ Over two days in May, the conference tackled questions related to the transmission of cultural and religious identities and how Islam is being transmitted to young Muslims today. Bakary led two panel discussions on ‘strategies for