A network of women civil society leaders working together to advance women’s rights and regional peace in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. 

WHAT IS

WOMEN'S

REGIONAL

NETWORK?

#VoicesTogether

Photo © Beth Wald

WRN's third online course on Women Peace and Security : December 3-18, 2021

The flagship course of WRN where the selected participants have the opportunity to interact with and be mentored by women peace practitioners, feminist law professionals and eminent activists not only from South Asia but also from other regions of the world. 

Dr Saumya Uma, WRN Board member spoke on the South Asia regional perspective on Women Peace & Security Agenda at the WPS Focal Points Network annual UN General Assembly high-level side event. The Network advocates the importance of women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in conflict prevention, resolution and post-conflict reconstruction and development. Read the detailed paper here

The Taliban’s return to power has raised fears about hard-won rights for Afghan women and girls over the last two decades. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, and Najla Ayoubi, chief of global programs at Every Woman Treaty and a former Afghan judge, join Washington Post Live to discuss the future for women in the country.

 

WHAT WE DO

WRN amplifies the voices of conflict-affected women in order to address the interlinked issues of peace and justice, governance and security, within the context of growing militarization in South Asia.

WE BELIEVE THAT

 

Women are the key to constructing an indivisible and sustainable peace predicated on justice.

 

OUR ADVOCACY APPROACH

Women bear the brunt of forcible displacement.

 

Community Conversations are honest conversations with displaced women to capture their concerns, needs, testimonies, and solutions to inform political discourse and policy.

WE KNOW THAT

Empowering young women is the key to a just peace.

 

We support young women's leadership development by providing learning and mentoring opportunities, hosting digital cross-border exchanges, and sharing stories of change and resilience. 

Photo © Ellen Jaskol CAI, Afghanistan
 

Afghanistan, Pakistan and India make up the crossroads of South Asia.

It has become hard to narrate an Afghan, a Pakistani, or indeed an Indian story divorced from the internecine conflict - internal or international. On their own, neither the State nor the private sphere can be relied upon to guarantee women’s  freedom from violence and harassment, or fair and impartial justice. Therefore, it is critical that women civil society organizations work collaboratively to face the multitude of threats women face inside and outside of their homes.

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