Join us as we celebrate the launch of Director’s Fellow Khalida Brohi’s book, I Should Have Honor.
Khalida Brohi will read an excerpt from her memoir, with an interview and audience Q&A moderated by Director’s Fellow Alaa Murabit.
Mini reception to follow.
I Should Have Honor is a fearless memoir about tribal life in Pakistan—and the act of violence that inspired one ambitious young woman to pursue a life of activism and female empowerment.
Khalida Brohi is a social entrepreneur from Pakistan, and the program manager of Sughar Women, a program of the Participatory Development Initiatives (PDI) that provides socio-economic empowerment to women in tribal areas of Pakistan, and educates tribal leaders and men about the status of women. She is also a speaker for Girls Fight Back!, and serves as a presenter for the Climate Reality Project.
Alaa Murabit is a physician, one of the Global Sustainable Development Goals Advocates appointed by the UN Secretary General, and a UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment and Economic Growth. With a focus on challenging societal and cultural norms and utilizing traditional and historical role models, Murabit champions women’s participation in peace processes and conflict mediation. Her TED Talk, “What my religion really says about women,” was selected as the TED Talk of the Day and one of four "moving TED Talks you should watch right" now by The New York Times.