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


Location: Online Zoom Webinar

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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?

Join key thought leaders for a timely virtual discussion—featuring the launch of a jointly developed policy brief, Politics and Gender: Maintaining Women’s Meaningful Participation in Afghanistan. Panelists will explore recommendations for securing women’s rights and roles in governance.

This event is presented by Chemonics International and the Pulte Institute for Global Development at Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs.

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Amb. Melanne Verveer
Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
First US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Department of State

Gaisu Yari
Commissioner, Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission of Afghanistan

David Cortright
Director, Global Policy Initiative, Keough School of Global Affairs

Moderator: Susanne E. Jalbert, PhD
Senior Advisor, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Afghanistan
Regional Business Unit, Chemonics International