November 9, 2022
12:00 - 13.30 (GMT) / 7:00 - 7:00 - 8:30 (ET)
Afghanistan and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Women’s global agency and diplomacy
The systematic crack down by the Taliban in Afghanistan calls for an urgent and inclusive response to the crisis and a sharp look at UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security’s (WPS) relevance for Afghanistan now. This event will continue the conversation on the future of WPS and highlight the critical players and untapped resource(s) in the form of women’s agency and diplomacy in addressing the WPS needs in contexts like Afghanistan. As women continue their advocacy for reinstating the rights of women and all citizens of Afghanistan under the Taliban rule, these conversations and actions must persist.
This event will highlight the important role of women’s global agency and diplomacy, including women in the diaspora and in exile, in advocating for and actioning their vision for addressing the peace and security agenda. Lessons learnt from across contexts will be shared. Furthermore, this discussion will create space for discussion on how to continue to support women in Afghanistan in this unique context and continue to amplify their voices inside the country and internationally.