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Afghanistan Forms New Women’s Council Ahead Of Taliban Talks

Afghanistan Forms New Women’s Council Ahead Of Taliban Talks

The Afghan government has announced a new council to safeguard women’s rights and interests, amid fears peace talks with the Taliban could lead to the loss of hard-won gains. President Ashraf Ghani said the council, announced late on Thursday, would “empower women”, promote their rights at home and implement Afghanistan’s international commitments on women’s rights. […]

Women Must Be In ‘Every Part’ Of Taliban Peace Process, Afghan President says

Women Must Be In ‘Every Part’ Of Taliban Peace Process, Afghan President says

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says women must be part of any peace process with the Taliban, a factor that could dash hopes for historic talks with the militant group. “Our women have emerged to speak for themselves, to take great public positions. We have 10 deputy ministers, five women ambassadors, three ministers. They’re increasingly active. […]