"A woman's place is at the peace table" : An Analysis of Women's Participation in the Afghan Peace Process

Citation:

Levine, Corey. 2011. “‘A Woman’s Place Is at the Peace Table’ : An Analysis of Women’s Participation in the Afghan Peace Process.” In Women’s Political Participation in Post-Conflict Transitions. Ottawa, Canada.

Authors: Susan Franceschet, Mona Krook, Jennifer Piscopo

Abstract:

"Afghan women want an end to the conflict. But as the prospect of negotiations with the Taliban draws closer, many women fear that they may also pay a heavy price for peace. Reconciliation with the Taliban, a group synonymous with misogynous policies and the violent repression of women, raises serious concerns about the possible erosion of recently gained rights and freedoms." (Worldcat)

Keywords: gender quotas, reserved seats, legislative behavior, political violence, ethnic politics, security, state-building, Afghanistan

Topics: Democracy / Democratization, Gender, Women, Gender Balance, Political Participation, Rights, Women's Rights, Security, Violence Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: Afghanistan

Year: 2012

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