PAKISTAN / AFGHAN WOMEN REFUGEES

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Young refugee women and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan took to the stage on the second day of a conference discussing the future of Afghan refugees. The speakers highlighted the aspirations and dreams of young Afghans and advocated for more education opportunities for women. UNHCR

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STORY: PAKISTAN / AFGHAN WOMEN REFUGEES
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SOURCE: UNHCR
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 18 FEBRUARY 2020, ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN

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1. Wide shot, panel
2. Close up, women at the audience
3. Wide shot, panel
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Hani Shikhani, Afghan refugee, Student of Business Administration, DAFI scholar from Peshawar:
“I wanted to inspire my fellow men and women, to believe in themselves and follow their dreams too, because my personal quote which has always been my motivation is that if we are able to dream then we are definitely able to live those dreams.”
5. Med shot, panelist
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Hani Shikhani, Afghan refugee, Student of Business Administration, DAFI scholar from Peshawar:
“I think one of the best ways of thanking any host community is giving back to them which I am very keen to do.”
7. Med shot, audience
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Fatimeh Hossaini, Afghan refugee and returnee, teacher of Photography and Design at Kabul University:
“In terms of my dreams, I am hoping and I am working for peace for Afghanistan and for a peaceful world and a world where no family trust the terrible ways of the ocean, rather than being in their homeland.”
9. Med shot, women at the audience
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Saleema Rehman, First Afghan refugee woman doctor of Turkmen origin specializing in obstetrics from Rawalpindi, Pakistan:
“When I started my schooling the percentage of girls going to school was 5 percent now it has increased to 40 percent which I could probably say. Women are getting more opportunities and empowered which makes me feel really proud, this is bringing some change in our community.”
11. Wide shot, panel
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Mahira Khan, Actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador in Pakistan:
“Imagine not having a place that you can all home? That’s basic for me and you and you. You are displaced, in the very correct sense of the word, you are a displaced person.”
13. Wide shot, panel and screen
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Hani Shikhani, Afghan refugee, Student of Business Administration, DAFI scholar from Peshawar:
“A society is composed of both men and women. For any nation to prosper and flourish an equal participation of men and women is needed in every field. We need women as leaders, as policy makers, athletes, artists and any other role you can think of. By education, I am not just limiting it to academic education, by education I mean this is the most powerful tool you can empower women.”
15. Wide shot, audience

STORYLINE:

Young refugee women and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan took to the stage on the second day of a conference discussing the future of Afghan refugees.

The speakers highlighted the aspirations and dreams of young Afghans and advocated for more education opportunities for women.

The two-day conference kicked off Monday (17 Feb) in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad.

Speakers included Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.
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