Afghan Women in the Transition

Author: Kristi Flaherty

Peace Policy Sept 2012Photo: dvidshub (Flickr)

The U.S. will withdraw the bulk of its forces from Afghanistan by 2014. This transition period is fraught with risk for Afghan women, many of whom have benefited over the last 10 years from greater access to education, health care, and political participation.

Posts in the September 2012 issue of Peace Policy:

David Cortright and Kristen Wall argue that the creation of a stable peace in Afghanistan hinges on the full involvement of women. Read »

Mariam Safi explains how women are struggling — and making limited progress — to be represented in the peace process. Read »

The Afghan Women’s Network outlines 9 policy recommendations presented at the NATO summit in Chicago last May. Read »

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