Bracco Foundation meets Shaharzad Akbar, not to forget the Afghan women

Milan, Italy , 04/11/2022

Diana Bracco has received Shaharzad Akbar, former Chairperson for Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, at the Bracco Foundation’s office. Shaharzad Akbar, who is currently living in exile, arrived from Rome where she had provided testimony during a meeting of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies and Senate Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs.

I have always wished that the international community would not forget the Afghan women,” stated Diana Bracco. “We must give them hope so that they do not lose heart, and may find the strength to hold on. Unfortunately, like Ukraine, we continue to hear terrible stories involving women also coming out of Afghanistan. This is why we have to support associations like the Afghan Human Rights Initiative, which courageously give a platform to victims of human rights violations and seek accountability for those responsible.

Bracco Foundation meets Shaharzad Akbar