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June 18, 2018

Sexual harassment of women in Afghanistan has been, and remains, a hidden challenge. Traditional patriarchal of Afghan communities and institutionalization of harassment has forced women to silently tolerate harassment. Afghan women routinely suffer dispossession of in...

May 22, 2018

Last week, WRN attended its first digital human rights conference - RightsCon. Over 2000 techies, coders, hackers-for-good, human rights defenders, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders from 115 countries gathered in Toronto to answer the question, “how can we harness tec...

For several years, we have been using “the most dangerous places for women” to describe India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, despite the fact that the 2011 Thomson Reuters Foundation poll  that coined the phrase was far from flawless. Our continued use of the poll mainly s...

Peace is a concept expressed by compromise, reconciliation and nonviolent life. Peace is not just the ending violence and war. It encompasses other issues such as justice, economic, security, development, good governance, accountability and transparency. 

In o...

December 6, 2017

Despite the government commitments for women’s political participation, we observe that the realization of these commitments is facing severe obstacles. This results in weakening of women’s inclusion in leadership and decision making in the government. 

We express our d...

Part II of the our series on 1325 and Conflict in India. Read Part I here.

In North East region of India and Kashmir conflict and peace-building exercises have been quite protracted. Both of these regions have been challenged with developing an effective way to harness...