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Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Defending Women's Rights in Afghanistan

Here we share some knowledge sources about current efforts to protect women’s rights in the context of past and any future negotiations with the Taliban.

RECENT NEWS ARTICLES

US-Taliban agreement leaves Afghan women in jeopardy, by Nadia Hashimi, The Hill, March 14, 2020

‘Thrown under the bus’: Some Afghans view U.S.-Taliban peace deal with mix of disbelief and anger, by Susannah George, The Washington Post, March 8, 2020

Peace with the Taliban comes at the expense of Afghanistan’s women, by Sally Armstrong, Globe & Mail, March 6, 2020

Afghan women will reject Taliban rule: First Lady, by Anwar Iqbal, Dawn, November 2019

What the Taliban are telling themselves about war and peace, Christian Science Monitor, September 2019

Without Afghan Women, There Can Be No Peace, Feminist Majority Foundation statement, September 2019

Trump's Taliban peace talks have collapsed. But many Afghans aren't surprised — or sadBy Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, NBC News, September 2019

Yes, the Taliban has changed — it’s gotten much better at PR, By Tanya Goudsouzian, The Washington Post, August 2019

Afghans Want the Right Peace Deal, Not Just an End to Violence, By Belquis Ahmadi, US Institute for Peace, August 2019

The Taliban Promise to Protect Women. Here's Why Women Don't Believe Them, By Cora Engelbrecht, The New York Times, July 2019

 

 

Female delegates during the opening ceremony of the Grand Assembly, April 29, 2019. An expected agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban to smooth future negotiations raises concerns that women may lose some freedoms. (Jim Huylebroek/The New York Times)

 

 

 

REPORTS

Never Go Back: Our Position on Negotiations With the Taliban (2020), Summary of CW4WAfghan Position on Taliban Negotiations, March 2020

A Call to Commit to the Protection of Women’s Rights in Afghanistan (2019), Joint Statement on Taliban Negotiations from Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) and Women for Afghan Women (WAW)

#MyRedLine: a grassroots movement in Afghanistan that uses social media to communicate the voices of Afghan concerns and recommendations for a sustainable peace. Read their July Report.

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Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
PO Box 86016, Marda Loop, Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2T 6B7

t: 1 (403) 244-5625
e: community@cw4wafghan.ca

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