The Forgotten: Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

What are the next Human Rights Talks about?

The Human Rights Talks of winter term 2022/2023 will focus on women’s rights in Afghanistan.

For decades, attempts to strengthen women’s rights in Afghanistan have rivaled headwinds from religious and conservative groups.

Since the Taliban took power in September 2021, the rights of Afghan women have been increasingly restricted, contrary to the Taliban’s promises during the opening days.

We will hold introductory workshops to familiarize ourselves with the basics – such as the history of women’s rights or the relationship between state law and Sharia law.

Then, in regular Zoom sessions, we will engage with selected speakers to hear first-hand experiences of those affected, receive analysis of the situation from academics, and hear from NGOs about how to move forward.


Who can participate in the Human Rights Talks?

Law students (during all phases of their studies, including doctoral students), students of the Human Rights Master, Erasmus-students as well as all students from other disciplines are invited to participate in the FAU Human Rights Talks.

Optional acquisition of certificates (Seminararbeit) or ECTS credit points can be personally discussed with Professor Wiater in advance.



About two introductory workshops will be held in presence, followed by regular Friday Zoom sessions during the winter term. The exact dates will be announced as soon as possible.


Apply now for the next FAU Human Rights Talks!