Will Afghan Women Have a Say in Their Country’s Future?

November 5, 2011

Next month the Bonn Conference will take place — on the 10th anniversary of the first Bonn Conference that marked the end of Taliban rule — and the international community will once more gather to debate and discuss Afghanistan’s future.  Human Rights Watch notes in a recent piece that women risk being ‘shut out’ of Bonn.  Says HRW, “The Afghan government and its international backers say that women’s rights are one of their ‘red lines’ as they plan for the withdrawal of international forces…If this is the case, why are Afghan women struggling to get a seat at the table in Bonn?”

More about women’s longstanding fight to win the support of the international community and their Afghan government in the journalism section of this site. And stay tuned here for an upcoming story on the subject.