Recommendations for Afghanistan’s Peace and Reintegration Process

Posted by Research Institute for Women, Peace, and Security on April 24, 2015

Supported by our local partner, the Research Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, 89 female members of Afghanistan’s Provincial Peace Councils representing 34 provinces developed these recommendations for the Afghan government. They call for increasing women’s formal representation in all aspects of the peace process, instituting a national dialogue on peace and reconciliation, and facilitating […]

Afghan Women’s Recommendations for the 2014 NATO Summit

Posted by Afghan Women's Network on September 4, 2014

Ahead of the 2014 NATO Summit, the Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) developed this document detailing how their government and the international community can ensure women’s rights and safety as NATO finishes its troop withdrawal. AWN consulted over 500 women in eight provinces to translate their concerns and priorities into these concrete recommendations, which address issues […]

Recommendations on Women’s Inclusion in the Afghan Peace Process

Posted by Afghan Women's Network on July 9, 2014

In April 2014, 21 members of the Afghan Women’s Network gathered to discuss how to advance women’s inclusion in the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program. They returned to their provinces to consult women in their communities and provincial-level decision makers on the issue. In June, they reunited to create these recommendations for national and international […]

Recommendations for Strengthening Afghanistan’s Peace and Security Processes

Posted by Afghan Women's Network on May 1, 2012

In advance of the Chicago NATO Summit, the Afghan Women’s Network consulted more than 300 women leaders across eight provincial zones to document women’s perceptions of the security transition, their involvement in the transition, and the impact the transition has thus far had on their mobility, security, and access to public space. This document contains […]

Afghan Women’s Recommendations – International Conference on Afghanistan in Bonn

Posted by Afghan Women's Network on December 1, 2011

In November 2011, the Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) consulted 500 women leaders representing 500,000 women from more than 20 provinces of Afghanistan. Their recommendations and perspectives on issues of national and international interest are incorporated in this Declaration. This Consultation was the culmination of AWN’s yearlong mobilization and advocacy campaign for women’s inclusion during the […]

Recommendations on Afghanistan’s Reconciliation, Reintegration, and Transition Processes

Posted by The Institute for Inclusive Security and Afghan Women's Network on June 1, 2011

From June 9 – 16, 2011, the Afghan Women’s Network and The Institute for Inclusive Security convened a regionally diverse delegation of 11 Afghan women leaders in Washington, DC. Delegates included civil society leaders from Kabul and conflict-affected provinces, a parliamentarian, the gender advisor to the High Peace Council Secretariat, and a journalist. Drawing on […]

Afghanistan Recommendations

Posted by The Institute for Inclusive Security on October 1, 2009

In October 2009, The Institute for Inclusive Security convened a group of prominent Afghan civil society leaders in Washington, DC to discuss how to increase women’s leadership in Afghanistan. The delegation conducted high-level advocacy with representatives from the National Security Council, the US State Department, and the US Congress, among others. In addition, they developed […]

From Rhetoric to Reality: Afghan Women on the Agenda for Peace

Posted by Masuda Sultan on February 1, 2005

The Emergency Loya Jirga in Afghanistan in June 2002 began an advance in women’s rights. The new constitution adopted in December 2003 affirmed that women are equal to men; it also allocates 25 percent of seats in the lower house of parliament to women. The creation of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA) marked a […]