|Events: NATO Shadow Summit on Role of Afghan Women|
|Written by Administrator|
|Wednesday, 30 May 2012 16:19|
NATO Shadow Summit Highlights Role of Afghan Women
After a decade of progress around women's rights in Afghanistan, international human rights advocates fear that advancement will cease following the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces from the country and the possible resurgence of the Taliban. As world leaders convened at the NATO Summit earlier this month, activists attending Amnesty International's "Shadow Summit" urged NATO leaders to address women's issues in security transition talks. Under Taliban rule, rights such as the right to work and access to education for Afghan women were severely restricted, and recently there have been signs that these rights may again come under threat in Afghan society. Learn more about the issue of women's rights at the NATO Summit in articles by the Christian Science Monitor, Voice of America, and United Press International.
Source: The Connect US Fund, Newsletter Published May 30, 2012. http://connectusfund.org/
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 16:28|