Event Details

"We are going back to darkness."

The Taliban are back in power in Afghanistan. It's been 20 years since the last time they were in control of the country, during which time the rights of women in Afghanistan suffered greatly. They were forced under male guardianship, kept out of universities, government and jobs. The Taliban now say women will have play a part in some of those spaces under Sharia law. But is this really the Taliban 2.0?

Join our panel as they discuss the future for women in Afghanistan, how the last 20 years had differed from the previous Taliban rule and what their hopes/fears are for women moving forward.


  • Sana Safi (MODERATOR)

    Sana Safi


    Senior Journalist at the BBC Sana Safi was born in Kabul and raised in Kandahar, Helmand, Nangarhar and across other cities in Afghanistan. Safi left Afghanistan in 2007 and is currently living in the United Kingdom. She is fluent in Pashto, Dari and English.

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  • Peymana Assad (Councillor at Harrow Council)

    Peymana Assad

    Councillor at Harrow Council

    Cabinet Member for Community Cohesion, Crime and Enforcement at Harrow Council

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  • Hassina Syed (Owner at The Syed Group)

    Hassina Syed

    Owner at The Syed Group

    Afghan entrepreneur and business owner

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  • Nelufar Hedayat (Journalist/Presenter)

    Nelufar Hedayat


    Journalist and presenter who hosts the podcast Course Correction and is the correspondent for Doha Debates

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General Admission

These tickets are for an in-house event on the second floor and grants access to the Club for the evening in Paddington London W2 1QJ.

Standard Price £15
Member Ticket

These are available to full paying members ONLY. The nominal £5 fee is refundable upon attendance.

Primary Member Price £5
Show & Supper

This Ticket buys you entry to this event and a post event dinner in the Clubroom.
What you get:
1 Standard In House event ticket
1 Course - from our Club Classics Card
1 Glass of house wine OR draught.

Standard Price £25