Friday, September 13th, 2013
UN North Lawn Building, Room 6
The implementation of the UN’s Women, Peace and Security agenda is widespread. On the participation side, the representation and active involvement of women in political processes remain limited.
There is, moreover, an acute risk that women will effectively be excluded from peace talks with the Taliban, with the result that the fragile rights women have gained in Afghanistan since 2002 will be negotiated away in a formal peace process in which they have no substantive voice. With more than a decade of experience confronting these challenges on the ground, Manizha Naderi, Executive Director of Women for Afghan Women, offered her thoughts on the potential impacts of the troop drawdown and negotiations with the Taliban for women in Afghanistan, and the importance of civil society groups such as Women for Afghan Women in protecting women on a day-to-day basis.
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