A Webinar: AFGHAN WOMEN SPEAK ABOUT U.S. TROOP WITHDRAWAL
“Only the citizens of Afghanistan have the right and responsibility to lead their country.”
With these words, President Joe Biden announced the decision to withdraw United States troops from Afghanistan by September 2021. This panel provides a space to listen to the concerns and aspirations of Afghan women in light of the U.S. announcement.
Five Afghan women from different generations and backgrounds, and serving as government officials, scholars, and representatives of civil society and political parties, will offer their views on the challenges for the security, freedom, and dignity of Afghan communities and Afghan women in particular.
Hosted by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and its Mediation Program and Peace Accords Matrix.
Ombudsperson, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Assistant Professor, American University of Afghanistan
Executive Director, Afghan Women’s Educational Center; Founding Member, Afghan Women’s Network
Member, Peace Negotiation Team with the Taliban and the President of Movement of Change for Afghanistan; Member of Parliament in Kabul
Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) Representative in Afghanistan; Doctoral Student, University of Zurich; Peace Researcher; Author, Reconciliation and Social Healing in Afghanistan
Member, Peace Negotiation Team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Former Governor, Bamyan Province; Former Minister of Women’s Affairs
Laurie Nathan (Moderator)
Director, Mediation Program; Professor of the Practice, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies