PhD Candidate Ferdouse Asefi on the Unequal Impact of the Afghanistan Earthquakes on Women and Children

November 7, 2023 by Juanita Lam

Doctoral candidate Ferdouse Asefi has recently published an op-ed on the public interest journalism site Ricochet. In the piece, “More than 3,000 dead in Afghanistan earthquakes — 90 per cent were women and children ‘imprisoned’ in their homes”, Asefi discusses the wide-ranging impacts of gender inequality and women’s oppression in Afghanistan. The article highlights the resilience of the Afghan people, especially women and girls, in their resistance to the Taliban regime. Read the full article here.

Ferdouse Asefi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology. His dissertation is titled The Lions of Afghanistan: Experiencing the watan (homeland) through the Afghan-Canadian Diaspora