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A delegation of 45 women’s peace activists from the Women’s Regional Network and Equality for Peace and Democracy met with the Helmand Peace Marchers to express our solidarity with their peace-building initiative.

The Peace Marchers walked from Helmand to Kabul - a stun...

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...

Founding meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2011.  

In August 2011, Patricia Cooper sent me an email asking if she could chat with me about a women’s peace network. Having been part of early Track Two initiatives in the 1990s, I was immediately intrigued and Pat did no...

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...

 Community Conversations in Kochcha IDP Camp, Takhar province, Afghanistan. 

In January 2018, WRN conducted field research in Takhar province, Afghanistan for WRN’s Community Conversations - a research technique used by the WRN to conduct real and honest conversati...

After the creation of Afghanistan's National Unity Government (NUG), ensuring women’s participation in good governance, peacebuilding, security and countering terrorism was a priority of the AUG and its strategic partners. After a decade and a half we don’t see full an...