Ending Violence Against Women Worldwide

Ending Violence Against Women Worldwide

The public execution of an Afghan woman falsely accused of adultery has prompted international outrage. New efforts to curb violence against women.

The brutal execution by the Afghan Taliban of a married woman falsely accused of adultery has sparked international outrage. The killing of the 22-year-old also heightened concern for Afghan women after the U.S. ends its combat mission. Some women's advocates were encouraged by protests this week in Kabul against the execution, calling the reaction evidence of progress. But the reality is that physical, sexual and psychological abuse of women occurs across the globe. In many places it exists in epidemic proportions. Diane and her guests will talk about efforts to empower women and change cultural attitudes among men and boys.


Ritu Sharma

co-founder and president of Women Thrive Worldwide.

Donald Steinberg

deputy administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development and former U.S. ambassador to Angola.

Rangita de Silva-de Alwis

director of the Women in Public Service Project at Wellesley College and director-elect of the Wilson Center's Global Women's Leadership Initiative.

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