Wednesday, November 26, 2014

OXFAM - Women Frozen Out of Peace Process

According to OXFAM International Afghan women continue to be excluded from the peace negotiations and formal talks about the country's future. Unless this trend is reversed peace will be unsustainable. OXFAM has released a new report called "Behind Closed Doors" that states women are frozen out of the process. The report looks back over the timeline of past peace negotiations. There is worry that the US and its allies will disengage from the peace process - lessening the leverage on the Afghan government to advance women's rights. The report provides some recommendations to advance the cause of women in general and to accelerate the peace process. One recommendation is the participation of women on the High Peace Council. Read "Behind Closed Doors", OXFAM, November 2014.

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