Civil Society Statement at the Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security

Zarqa Yaftali, Executive Director of the Women and Children Legal Research Foundation, briefed the Council representing the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, urging the UNSC and all member states to turn words into tangible action. She called on member states to put political pressure on the Taliban and Afghan government to ensure that women’s human rights and civil liberties are protected, with widespread and meaningful participation of women in the peace process.