Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: In Afghanistan, Fighting for Women's Rights
Lemmon has dedicated her professional life to telling the world about women like Aisha—extraordinary women at the center of a fight for social justice in war-torn countries. Her reporting work (for The New York Times, Ms. Magazine, and Newsweek, to name a few) in conflict and post-conflict zones like Rwanda, Bosnia, and Afghanistan—particularly on issues relating to women—has earned her great respect. Her hopeful message is that women in these regions are too often viewed as victims—but, in reality, they are often the economic engines that hold their communities together.
Meanwhile, her keynotes touch on the universal story of war, family, female empowerment and the risks we take for those we love. They are, at the core, about the power of one to create hope for many—eloquent, unvarnished and moving talks about changing the conversation and changing the world.
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