Groundtruths: Amplifying the voices of Afghan women and girls
June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
This event is part of our ‘Groundtruths’ series. CW4WAfghan will offer insights into the current situation in Afghanistan in the context of stalled peace talks and the continued need to press for women’s meaningful participation in peacebuilding, at a time of escalating violence. Advances in women’s rights and work towards SDGs have been substantial in Afghanistan in the last 20 years, but as US and NATO troops prepare to withdraw by September 11th, these hard fought gains, specifically the right to education, are under threat. Amid an increase in targeted attacks on educators, students, human rights defenders, journalists and civil society at large, the international community must stand in defense of constitutional rights and calls for a ceasefire.
Through their advocacy work, CW4WAfghan seeks to amplify the voices of Afghan women activists directly involved in on-the-ground realities in the country, including their calls for a true, immediate ceasefire in Afghanistan as a condition for meaningful peace talks to occur, and as an outcome of the talks. This session will be an opportunity to hear directly from Afghan women, to learn about the pressing need for global solidarity through advocacy efforts, and to pose questions to speakers, including CW4WAfghan Senior Director Murwarid Ziayee and Orzala Nemat of the Afghanistan Research and Evaulation Unit.