Politics and Gender: Maintaining Women’s Meaningful Participation in Afghanistan.

Event | November 18, 2020

Chemonics and the Pulte Institute for Global Development hosted a webinar to discuss the launch of a jointly developed policy brief, exploring recommendations for securing women’s rights and roles in Afghan governance.

Afghanistan stands on the brink of a historic peace deal with the Taliban. However, with a peace deal comes the prospect of incorporating the Taliban into the formal structures of governance. And with a unified government, questions emerge about the impact of such governance on women’s rights. Over the past 20 years, the United States and its allies have invested considerable resources to institutionalize women’s rights. What must the international community do to protect these investments and ensure the rights of women remain protected? On November 18, 2020, Chemonics and the Pulte Institute for Global Development at Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs hosted a webinar to discuss the launch of a jointly developed policy brief, Politics and Gender: Maintaining Women’s Meaningful Participation in Afghanistan. Panelists explored recommendations for securing women’s rights and roles in governance.