Women of the World Unite!

   •    October 10, 2011

This article was originally published by The Daily Beast.

In its statement to the world, the Norwegian Nobel Committee honored women warriors battling for peace and said it hoped the Peace Prize would help to ”realise the great potential for democracy and peace that women can represent.”

Now comes a test of the world’s resolve to achieve that potential.

Afghanistan.

“The Nobel will remind the Afghan and international policymakers that including women leaders into these negotiations is not a ‘sideshow’ PR campaign, nor is it only about women’s rights,” said Ambassador Swanee Hunt, chair of the Institute for Inclusive Security. “This is a wake-up call to the policy community that they can no longer ignore women leaders.”

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