• Where do Women Stand in the Peace Process in Afghanistan?

Where do Women Stand in the Peace Process in Afghanistan?

15 November 2016

SOAS University of London

Women for Peace and Participation (WPP) is organizing this event together with the Afghan SOAS Society aiming to highlight the gender aspects of peace-building in Afghanistan, specifically focused at women’s participation.

In line with UNSCR resolution 1325, supporting women as active participants of war and peace, WPP recognizes the importance of women as participants in the peace-building processes at the grass-root and policy level, which aims at achieving women’s effective participation in creating a peaceful society. The event will provide an opportunity to the speakers and audience to discuss the progress made by Afghan women on political front, with a focus on their role in the current peace process and to provide an in-depth understanding about the obstacles woman peace-builders come across during their work. Furthermore, it is to analyse how international frameworks, such as UNSCR 1325, have been supporting women in addressing these obstacles.

Speakers include Samira Hamidi, Dr. Marissa Quie, Hameed Hakimi, Sippi Azarbaijani-Moghaddam, Quhramaana Kakar, and Marika Theros.


Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM GMT

Location: SALT (110), SOAS University of London, London, WC1H 0XG

This is a free event. To register, please click here.