From mines to vines: exchanging the seeds of destruction for the fruits of hope.

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In the ever-expanding desert of negative news come these joyous oases of compassion and positivity.

Women in War and International Politics (WIWIP) at King’s College, London and Roots of Peace have collaborated to bring an exciting panel event to discuss the role of women in de-mining and post-conflict reconstruction through sustainable agriculture in Afghanistan, and to launch ‘Breaking Ground‘, by Heidi Kühn, CEO and Founder of Roots of Peace, about her mission in turning ‘landmines to grapevines’.

Moderated by Emmy-award winning journalist, Cheryl Jennings, Heidi Kühn will be joined by Fawzia Bheroz Merzaye, Agribusiness Specialist for Roots of Peace in Afghanistan, and Zarlasht Sarmast, former spokesperson for the International Red Cross in Kabul, and CEO and Director of the project ‘Afghanistan Politics on the Verge of Transformation’ to unpick the challenges facing women in Afghanistan, and the vital role they play in the future of the country.

You can register for the event here: