Afghan women’s political participation essential for peace, say Panjshir leaders – Reliefweb

BAZARAK – The participation of women in political processes is essential to achieving peace and countering violent extremism, stressed participants at a UN-backed event in Bazarak, the capital of the central province of Panjshir.

Attended by government officials, representatives from the department of women’s affairs and other community leaders, the event enabled participants to underscore the need for greater involvement of women in peace negotiations and political processes in the region.

“Without the involvement of women, political and decision-making processes are incomplete,” said Rahila Attayee, a member of the provincial council, stressing that the absence of women in any peace initiative is a lost opportunity.

Mahmood Hassan, head of Panjshir’s religious affairs department, underscored the importance of women’s rights across the political, economic and cultural spectrums, and …. Read More on Reliefweb

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