"A Woman's Place is at the Peace Table" : An Analysis of Women's Participation in the Afghan Peace Process


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


"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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