WRN Afghanistan conducted a round table discussion on Women’s Political Participation in Afghanistan on 28th March 2018, which was broadcasted on ZAN TV.
Ms. Masouda Karokhi - Member of Parliament discussed the challenges posed to women’s political participation and parliamentarian support to encourage such participation. Ms. Shakila Nazari - Director of Information and Relation at Ministry of Women Affairs (MoWA), spoke about MoWA’s role in fostering women’s political participation and their future plans. Ms. Wazhma Frogh - Member of High Peace Council, discussed the role of women in peace negotiation processes and the consequent achievements, and the different mechanisms that can be in place to support women’s participation in Peace processes and other important negotiations.
Ms. Humairs Saqib – WRN Core Member spoke about the main concerns of Civil Society (CSO) regarding women’s political participation and the advocacy activities conducted by civil society to promote such participation in political processes.
Ms. Zarqa Yatali – WRN Board Member discussed WRN’s role in not only supporting women but also its advocacy for more women at the peace-table, and a gender-just peac. She also shared that WRN through its work envisages to enhance and promote effective women’s participation in peace negotiations.