Afghanistan

Zubaida Akbar, a woman’s rights activist from Afghanistan, discusses the situation of women in Afghanistan and the Afghan Peace Negotiations. Akbar also explains how women and civil society groups have been largely excluded from the Peace Negotiations and unpacks the implications of such an exclusion for the future of Afghanistan.

This video is an excerpt from FEMENA‘s Parallel Event held during CSW 65 in March 2021.

Najia Haneefi, feminist and woman’s rights activist, discusses how increased conservatism brought about by the Peace Negotiations and possible return of Taliban to power in Afghanistan, is contributing to increased restrictions on women’s presence in the public space. Najia asks for solidarity and support from the regional and international feminist movements in ensuring women’s issues and concerns are heard in the Peace Negotiations.

This video is an excerpt from FEMENA’s Parallel Event held during CSW 65 in March 2021.

Humaira Saqeb, Woman Rights and Peace activist, and Chair of the Afghan Women’s News Agency, discusses how the exclusion of women from Afghanistan’s Peace Negotiations, is indication that the process aims to divide power, rather than ensure peace. Humaira also discusses assassinations of women activists and journalists and how this unprecedented level of violence, is impeding the ability of WHRDs to organize for rights.

This video is an excerpt from FEMENA‘s Parallel Event held during CSW 65 in March 2021.