Taliban Return: Implications for Women’s Rights and Global Security
A virtual parallel event to the 65th Commission on the Status of Women, hosted by the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum
Friday, March 26 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm ET
Upon registration, a link to the event will be shared by email.
The fate of Afghan women is a barometer for women elsewhere. As intra-Afghan peace talks proceed, the threat grows of grave compromise on women’s rights. This panel features world renowned experts and activists who will speak to the global foreign policy effects of protecting the rights women have achieved from fundamentalisms, including what the legitimization of Taliban ideology means for women in other Muslim-majority countries, the security consequences for other states of empowering the Taliban, and how concessions to the Taliban will encourage other Islamist militant groups seeking to reverse women’s rights, such as Al Shabab, Boko Haram and ISIS.