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12 Jan 2016 description

Women’s voices and contributions are critical for establishing lasting peace, organization’s leaders say.

Monday, January 11, 2016, Washington, DC – Afghan women negotiators must be included in all talks to negotiate a final peace agreement, Women for Women International said today, following international meetings to restart the Afghanistan peace process. During the talks between Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and the United States, no women were present in the Afghan delegation.

06 Mar 2012 description

Joint Effort Provides Opportunities for Economic Development in Local Neighborhoods

28 Feb 2011 description

Women are set to make history on the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day by joining together on bridges across the world, and calling for urgent action in Afghanistan; described as 'one of the worst countries in the world to be a woman'.

10 Aug 2010 description

Kabul - Afghanistan/Washington DC, August 10, 2010 - U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry announced a major new initiative today aimed and empowering and employing Afghan women. The partnership between Women for Women International and kate spade new york, will further integrate women into society in Afghanistan.

18 May 2009 description

Washington DC - Arriving in Washington following a month-long tour of Afghanistan, Women for Women International's Afghanistan Country Director Sweeta Noori testified on Capitol Hill last week, urging Members of Congress not to forget Afghan women as they shape U.S. policy in the region.

Calling for investment in women's rights, education and economic empowerment, Noori briefed Members of Congress, their staff, media and the general public on the current situation of Afghan women, which she characterized as dismal.

18 Feb 2009 description

Amplifying the Voices of Women in Afghanistan


For centuries, women in Afghanistan have been used as a battleground, their symbolic and cultural value wielded as weapons by all groups and individuals forming and shaping the state, from early modernising agendas, to constitutional reforms to political rallying points. Yet their voices and opinions have been consistently ignored or suppressed.