Amplifying Afghan Women’s Voices

The Afghanistan Policy Dialogue program (APDP) was established in response to our growing concern about increased threats to women’s and girls’ rights in the context of peace talks with the Taliban. This program promotes the centrality of Afghan women’s voices, views, and experiences to peace talks in particular and to the peacebuilding process generally.

We do this by amplifying the voices of Afghan women activists in Canadian and international platforms, such that women’s demands will not be ignored during efforts to reach a political settlement with the Taliban.

We also work to engage our members, partners and chapter networks in spreading the message of Afghan women’s demands, by developing resources and other tools for engagement like our Advocacy Toolkit, hosting events and campaigns, and providing up-to-date information. We broker opportunities for Afghan women’s networks and activists to reach policy-makers. APDP works to forge collaborations with like-minded organizations in Canada and globally, and to engage with Afghan advocacy networks.

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