Women and International Peace and Security in Afghanistan

06/24/2021 05:00 pm 06/24/2021 07:00 pm Australia/Melbourne Women and International Peace and Security in Afghanistan

Join this Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and the Centre for Gender, Peace and Security event focussing on Women in Afghanistan.

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and the Centre for Gender, Peace and Security at Monash University are delighted to co-host a panel discussion on the topic of ‘Women and International Peace and Security in Afghanistan’.

Sustainable peace requires women’s voices to be heard. To-date, the peace negotiations have been marked by limited participation of women, which poses a concern not only for the process of negotiation but also the broader implications which any agreement will have on the enjoyment of rights, peace and security for millions of women and girls in Afghanistan.

This event brings together speakers from different spheres of public life in Afghanistan to discuss important issues which have not received sufficient attention in official negotiations and debates. This includes the role of women for sustainable peace and the long-term effects of any agreement on the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan. The event also considers how the situation in Afghanistan affect Afghan diaspora in Australia and what we could all do to support and stand in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan.

This is the first panel discussion in a two-part series, the second to take place in August, focusing on more of the legal technicalities of conflict and the extent of which international law provides protection for women and civilians more broadly in Afghanistan.


Panellists

  • Moderator: Felicity Gerry QC, Barrister Australia and UK (moderator)
  • Sima Samar, Former Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission
  • Habiba Sarabi, One of four women representatives of the Afghan Government at the Peace Negotiations
  • Metra Mehran, Founder of an NGO that supports young women to engage in the peace process
  • Samira Hamedi, Women Human Rights Defenders - Amnesty International South Asia

Other speakers

  • Jacqui True, Director Centre for Gender, Peace and Security
  • Azadah Raz Mohammad, PhD Candidate at Melbourne University
  • Other Monash student(s) from Afghanistan

Event Details

Date:
24 June 2021 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue:
Online via Zoom

Description

Join this Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and the Centre for Gender, Peace and Security event focussing on Women in Afghanistan.

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and the Centre for Gender, Peace and Security at Monash University are delighted to co-host a panel discussion on the topic of ‘Women and International Peace and Security in Afghanistan’.

Sustainable peace requires women’s voices to be heard. To-date, the peace negotiations have been marked by limited participation of women, which poses a concern not only for the process of negotiation but also the broader implications which any agreement will have on the enjoyment of rights, peace and security for millions of women and girls in Afghanistan.

This event brings together speakers from different spheres of public life in Afghanistan to discuss important issues which have not received sufficient attention in official negotiations and debates. This includes the role of women for sustainable peace and the long-term effects of any agreement on the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan. The event also considers how the situation in Afghanistan affect Afghan diaspora in Australia and what we could all do to support and stand in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan.

This is the first panel discussion in a two-part series, the second to take place in August, focusing on more of the legal technicalities of conflict and the extent of which international law provides protection for women and civilians more broadly in Afghanistan.


Panellists

  • Moderator: Felicity Gerry QC, Barrister Australia and UK (moderator)
  • Sima Samar, Former Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission
  • Habiba Sarabi, One of four women representatives of the Afghan Government at the Peace Negotiations
  • Metra Mehran, Founder of an NGO that supports young women to engage in the peace process
  • Samira Hamedi, Women Human Rights Defenders - Amnesty International South Asia

Other speakers

  • Jacqui True, Director Centre for Gender, Peace and Security
  • Azadah Raz Mohammad, PhD Candidate at Melbourne University
  • Other Monash student(s) from Afghanistan


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