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Paulette Senior and Mariam Safi

Paulette Senior is president and CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation and Mariam Safi is executive director of the Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS) Afghanistan.

Afghan women, pictured May 7, 2012, lining up at a UN World Food Program Distribution Point in Herat, Afghanistan. Make no mistake: every one of us in Canada has benefitted from those efforts today. Feminist movements are essential to national and global peace, safety, and well-being. Afghan women have been a part of the movements for decades. We have to do all we can to ensure they and their efforts survive and thrive. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/United Nations/Eric Kanalstein
Afghan women, pictured May 7, 2012, lining up at a UN World Food Program Distribution Point in Herat, Afghanistan. Make no mistake: every one of us in Canada has benefitted from those efforts today. Feminist movements are essential to national and global peace, safety, and well-being. Afghan women have been a part of the movements for decades. We have to do all we can to ensure they and their efforts survive and thrive. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/United Nations/Eric Kanalstein