Women, War, and Peacebuilding

Author: Kristi Flaherty

Peace Policy Nov 2010Photo: Kate Brooks

As the scale of the military intervention in Afghanistan has increased, so has violence and the influence of the Taliban. Reversing this deadly dynamic will require a new approach to security, one that includes strong support for the enhanced status and well-being of Afghan women.

Posts in the November 2010 issue of Peace Policy:

Jennifer Freeman and Dee Aker make the case for peacebuilding efforts in Afghanistan that are led by local women and supported by men. Read »

Sarah Smiles Persinger explores how the U.S. and NATO can pursue reconciliation with the Taliban while safeguarding women’s rights. Read »

David Cortright argues that demilitarization must be linked to a broad set of agreements and commitment to development, diplomacy, and human rights. Read »

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