A Critical Moment for Afghan Women

March 10, 2020

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

United Nations Headquarters

The Group of Friends of Women in Afghanistan, led by Afghanistan and the United Kingdom, and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security held an interactive discussion on the Afghan Peace Process at the United Nations. The discussion focused on protecting and enhancing the equal rights of women granted under the Afghan constitution, including their central role in peace negotiations and ensuring that any prospective outcomes in the peace process recognize, protect and promote the role of women in all spheres of life.

At the event, GIWPS founding chair Former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton discussed the peace process and its implications for women’s rights in Afghanistan. “If society is torn apart and women are pushed to the margins, it is more likely that terrorists will find a haven. Women’s rights must be included and women’s rights must be protected in any peace negotiations,” said Clinton.