WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY Afghanistan-Pakistan Women’s Policy Brief

In November 2016, the Policy Brief on Afghanistan Pakistan Women was published. The authors of the Policy Brief include a diversity of viewpoints from leading women in Afghanistan and Pakistan representing parliamentarians, journalists, academics and civil society representatives. Ms. Laiuma Nasiri, AJO Vice President, has been one of the authors representing Afghan civil society

Through the AfghanistanPakistan Women Policy Brief, PAWFPD will build on the review of this document and utilize it as an opportunity to gather women’s perspectives on solutions to security issues in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The policy brief will seek to assist decision-makers navigate similar security issues facing Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as provide guidance to the respective governments.

The Pakistan-Afghan Women’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (PAWFPD)  was established in 2012 to enhance cross-border cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan. This initiative engages and empowers women from both countries to participate in processes that help to build peace in the region. In October 2015, the United Nations Security Council convened a High-level Review to assess 15 years of progress at the global, regional and national levels  on resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.