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Our webinar brought together experts and local voices to critically examine what can be done to support Afghan women's rights and security.
We unpack the lessons to be learned from 20 years of WPS work in Afghanistan and what can be done to renew support for women’s security & human rights in the country.
Learn more about Monash's work with Afghanistan
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Since Russia began its war against Ukraine more than 100 days ago, hundreds of instances and reports have emerged of sexual violence being used against civilians in areas under Russian control.
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Monash University students and staff had a strong relationship with a number of Afghan scholars thanks to an ongoing debate series focused on human rights. When Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul fell, a group from the University moved swiftly to remove these students and their families from danger ,and provide them with a safe place to call home.
We still don't know just how widespread and systematic the use of sexual violence is in conflict zones.
There are myriad other roles women play in conflict – from shouldering the burden of household finances, to bearing the weight of grief, and intergenerational social and emotional recovery.
Whether it be the women in the Bogside in 1969, or the women in Ukraine performing the very same tasks more than 50 years later, the parallels serve as a reminder that no war is ever only a men’s war.