USAID-SPONSORED EXHIBIT ON ROLE OF WOMEN IN AFGHAN SOCIETY OPENS TODAY

10 November 2004
Note No. 5904

USAID-SPONSORED EXHIBIT ON ROLE OF WOMEN IN AFGHAN SOCIETY OPENS TODAY

10/11/2004
Press ReleaseNote No. 5904

Note to Correspondents

USAID-sponsored Exhibit on Role of Women in Afghan Society opens today

An exhibit co-sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI), entitled “Out of the Shadows:  The Role of Women in Afghan Society”, opens today and will be on display in the South Gallery of the General Assembly Visitors’ Lobby in New York until 1 December.

The exhibit salutes the strength and spirit of the women of Afghanistan, showcasing the roles women play throughout Afghan society:  at home, in school, at work and in leadership.  It tells the story of their lives today -- out of the shadows -- as they work to build a better life for themselves, their families, and their country.

For more information on the exhibit, call Jan Arnesen, tel: (212) 963-8531, or Liza Wichmann, tel: (212) 963-0089 of the Exhibits Unit; or Luigi Crespo, tel: (202) 712-4024 of USAID.

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