WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION VITAL FOR PEACE
The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit ...
The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) and the UN Women- United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, in Afghanistan launched a case study paper titled: Women’s Participation in the Afghan Peace Process, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, celebrated worldwide on 21 September.
Representatives from the government, United Nations, human rights and women’s rights movements and activists attended the virtual event. “Promoting women’s rights, protecting gains, and incorporating women’s voices is essential for achieving sustainable peace, inclusive development and a just society”, said Ms. Aleta Miller, UN Women Representative in Afghanistan. “As this year also marks 20 years since the adoption of Security Council resolution 1325, we have an opportunity now to use the momentum around this anniversary to amplify women’s voices and elevate their participation on peace in Afghanistan”, stated Ms. Miller.