Want to see peace in Afghanistan? Make sure women are included
Any peace negotiations must place women front and centre, in order for peace itself to be achieved.
The negotiating team
The necessity for a dedicated and expert negotiations team, which holds the resources, expertise and authority to make decisions, remains if peace is to be a priority.
Clear negotiations framework
Recognising and paying attention to the role they play in informal and semi-formal mediation efforts is perhaps more important.
Support for a lasting peace
There is a need for commitment to providing technical, political and financial support for women in Afghanistan.