The conference, held at Goldsmiths College in my constituency, was entitled 'Afghanistan Post-2014: Challenges and Opportunities' and featured an impressive range of speakers, including politicians, academics, campaigners and human rights activists.
Speakers and delegates discussed the forthcoming presidential elections, women's rights and forced displacement and Afghan diaspora. The conference was very well attended and I was very pleased to be a part of it.
I was invited to give part of the introductory address and chose to speak about my own experiences of visiting Afghanistan in 2002 and 2005 and my work with Afghan women. You can read my speech in full here.