Breaking Bread - to Educate Women and Girls in Afghanistan

par Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan Inc. / Femmes canadiennes pour les femme

  • samedi, 17 novembre 2018 de 6:00 Après-midi à 9:00 Après-midi (HNR)
  • Polish Canadian Cultural Centre 3015 15 Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7L8

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Enjoy a delicious buffet and a dynamic panel!

Come early to shop at the CW4WAfghan Christmas Market

Advance Tickets: $50 for Buffet and Program. Cash Bar.  6:00-9:00 pm

Donation online or at event: $50 recommended donation to support women’s education in Afghanistan.

Please contact your hosts with any questions: Patti Dolan (403-819-6846) and Irene Herremans (403-220-8320). 

PANEL MEMBERS (bios below or via link):

Murwarid Ziayee, CW4WAfghan, Senior Director

Martin Parnell Activist and Author, The Secret Marathon

Janice Eisenhauer, CW4WAfghan, Executive Director

To learn more about CW4WAfghan programs for Afghan women and their families, please visit their website or contact them:




PO Box 86016 Marda Loop

Calgary, AB Canada T2T 6B7

Tel: 403.244.5625



Murwarid Ziayee, CW4WAfghan, Senior Director

Murwarid is responsible for program management, and supporting public engagement outreach and fund development, while maintaining strong connections between the country office in Kabul, and the Canadian board, executive team and membership. Murwarid has a BA in Political Science and Law from Kabul University. Prior to moving to Canada in 2018, Murwarid was CW4WAfghan’s Country Director in Kabul for 7 years, managing the day-to-day operations at the Kabul Office, and undertaking the monitoring, evaluation and reporting on our partners and projects. Before joining CW4WAfghan, she worked with UNAMA for six years as a National Gender Affairs Officer and later as a National Human Rights Officer. She has worked closely with the Ministry of Women's Affairs and served the Office of the President as Program Officer with a focus on women’s rights issues. Throughout her career in Afghanistan, Murwarid has developed an excellent understanding of the current situation and issues for women’s rights in her country. 

Martin Parnell Activist and Author, The Secret Marathon 

Through presentations and workshops, Martin Parnell shares his message of having a “Finish-the-Race Attitude” by setting goals and overcoming obstacles to unlock personal potential. Martin first started his "Quests for Kids" initiative in 2010, completing 10 "Quests" over five years, which included running 250 marathons in one year, setting five Guinness World Records in endurance events and summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in 21 hours. At the end of 2014, he had raised over $1.3m for the humanitarian organization Right To Play and 27,000 children had been given the gift of hope. Then, following a life-threatening health issue, he was inspired to recover and run again when he read about the first courageous Afghan woman to participate in a marathon in her own country. He invited young filmmaker, Kate McKenzie to train with him to run her first ever marathon and join him traveling to Afghanistan to document the journey as The Secret Marathon. There they met several Afghan runners with their own obstacles to overcome, all determined to support the dream that everyone should be free to run.

Janice Eisenhauer, CW4WAfghan, Executive Director

Janice Eisenhauer is a non-profit professional with experience in governance, program administration, marketing, communication, fundraising, budget management and community engagement. Janice is volunteer Executive Director and co-founding member of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, a non-religious, non-political, federally registered Canadian charity. Over the past two decades, she has managed the day-to-day activities of the National Office, working closely with their leadership team, including volunteer members, the Board of Directors, Executive and Afghan staff in Kabul. She has received many awards for her long-standing community work and volunteerism. The topic of her 1999 honour's thesis was on the empowerment of women in Afghanistan, and the early beginnings of her life-long work. The goals are to ensure effective long-term sustainable education programs in Afghanistan, and to engage Canadians as global citizens. Members have raised over $8 million since 1998, resulting in hundreds of education projects being implemented in Afghanistan.

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Polish Canadian Cultural Centre
3015 15 Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7L8

17 novembre 2018
samedi, 17 novembre 2018 6:00 Après-midi (HNR)


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Patti Dolan and Irene Herremans

À propos de cet organisme

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan ( is a volunteer not-for-profit organization founded in Calgary in 1998, with a network of over 1500 member volunteers and supporters in chapters and regions across Canada. CW4WAfghan program goals are to advance education and educational opportunities for Afghan women and their families; and to engage Canadians as global citizens.