Women for Afghan Women and Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan present Never Go Back: Protecting Women’s Rights During and After Taliban Negotiations, a parallel event at the UN Commission on the Status of Women Forum in New York on March 16, 12:30-2pm. This will be a policy discussion focused on the implications of current and future peace-building initiatives in Afghanistan for Afghan women and girls.
Recent efforts by the United States and other actors to negotiate with the Taliban have thus far failed to meaningfully include women or emphasize safeguards for their rights in Afghanistan. In response, Afghan women have mobilized and continue to demand the protection of their rights in the eventual outcomes of talks. Their work continues.
Attend to hear from women on the frontlines of this battle advocating to preserve and expand the substantial gains Afghan women and girls have made since 2001, as they share their insights on efforts to amplify women’s voices at the negotiating table and recommendations for next steps. The moderated panel will include an audience Q&A.
Panelists include: H.E. Mrs. Adela Raz, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations; Farahnaz Frotan, Founder, #MyRedLine campaign, and Kabul-based journalist; Najia Nasim, Executive Director, Women for Afghan Women; Murwarid Ziayee, Senior Director, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan; Dr. Lauryn Oates, Executive Director, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, Moderator
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