Dr. Jane Thomason | SDG # 16 "Peace & Justice"
Dr. Jane Thomason | Global ambassador, Abt Associates
Jane's SDG object is a famous traditional Afghan female dress known as the ‘Gand e Afghani’ made from softly flowing and intricately embroidered materials, originally from the Pashtun tribe, but also adopted by various other ethnicities including Tajiks, Hazara, and Uzbeks which holds a message of acceptance. It was a gift of thanks to Dr. Thomason from an Afghan refugee family. She wore it to shine a spotlight onto the plight of displaced women and girls globally, and to remind people that we can all help (even in a small way) to ease the suffering in their lives.