Behind closed doors: The risk of denying women a voice in determining Afghanistan's future

Women’s rights have been held up as one of the most tangible gains of the international intervention in Afghanistan.

After 13 years of promises from the international community that women’s rights are a high priority, these gains remain fragile and are at an increasing risk of erosion, especially as expected peace talks with the Taliban gain momentum. The international community and the new Afghan government must stand by their promises and include women fully in negotiations on the future of Afghanistan.



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