Women’s critical role in Afghan peace process – Mehr news

TEHRAN, Aug. 28 (MNA) – Women have been the most affected by the conflicts in the South Asian region. The India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir; the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war; civil war in Nepal; and insurgency in Sri Lanka are the most significant examples of conflict in that region.

The contemporary history of the South Asian region nearly always had a substantial component of conflict. Some examples include the India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir that has been ongoing since 1947; the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war; civil war and rise of insurgency and conflict in Nepal; and the ethnic conflict and insurgency in Sri Lanka, among others.

In all these and other conflicts, women have been the most affected in terms of human rights violation, loss of social and political rights, and loss of dignity. There have also been some initiatives to prevent, manage and resolve conflict. Although peace processes have been initiated, women have not truly been part of it and …. Read More on Mehr news

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