Afghanistan-uka 2016 går av stabelen mellom 20. og 25. september. Uka er et samarbeid mellom Afghanistankomiteen, Chr. Michelsens institutt (CMI) og Institutt for fredsforskning (PRIO). I tillegg bidrar en lang rekke andre organisasjoner til et stort og variert program. Sentrale afghanske og internasjonale forskere og aktører kommer til Norge for å stå bak talerstolen og delta i debatter. Kultur og brobygging står også på programmet.
Målet med Afghanistan-uka er å plassere Afghanistan øverst på den norske dagsorden. Afghanistankomiteen er initiativtaker og koordinator for uka som blir gjennomført med støtte fra Fritt Ord og Norad.   

The Afghanistan Week 2016 is a cooperation between the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee, the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Our aim is to bring Afghanistan to the top of the Norwegian agenda, bringing Afghan and international experts to Norway to inform and debate.

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Wednesday, September 21 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Women and Peace Negotiations in Afghanistan - Opportunities and Challenges

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As a country affected by decades of violent conflict, Afghanistan is, and has been since 2001, a priority country for the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, both for the international community and for the current Afghan Government. 

The recent evaluation report on Norway’s engagement in Afghanistan, the NOU «A good ally- Norway in Afghanistan 2001-2014», holds that women’s rights have been a prioritised thematic area for Norway, also when it comes to peace diplomacy. According to the report, the women delegates to the talks held between civil society groups and the Taliban, Oslo 2014-15, felt that the talks were meaningful and confirmed that it is possible to engage the Taliban in discussions around women’s rights.

In this breakfast seminar we ask the panellists what access women in Afghanistan have to influence the peace process in Afghanistan. What has been achieved so far and what are the opportunities and challenges ahead? 

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Gry Larsen

Generalsekretær, Care Norge
Gry Larsen er Generalsekretær i Care Norge.

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Shukria Barakzai

H.E. Ambassador
H.E. Ambassador Shukria Barakzai has long been a staunch activist for women’s rights and democracy. In July 1999 she founded the Asia Women Organization (AWO) and served as its Director until 2005 and in December 2008 she co-founded Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) as an independent... Read More →
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Lisa Golden

Deputy Director and Special Representative, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Norwegian diplomat. Serves as special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as deputy director for South Asia and Afghanistan in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (since 2013). Has served in the Ministry’s Section for Peace and Reconciliation for nine years... Read More →
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Farkhunda Naderi

Farkhunda Zahra Naderi is a former MP (2010 to Jun 2015).She represented Kabul Province in the Lower House of Afghan Parliament. During these five years Farkhunda Zahra Naderi worked in three different Commissions of Parliament including Commission on Women’s Affairs, Human rights... Read More →
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Arne Strand

Arne is Deputy Director at the Chr. Michelsen Institute. He is a political scientist focusing on peace, conflict and aid, with a particular emphasis on Afghanistan. Strand has been team leader of several evaluations and research programmes in and on Afghanistan. He has extensive... Read More →

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Afghanistankomiteen/Norwegian Afghanistan Committee

The Afghan people work every day for a better life and the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee is a partner in that quest. Our main focus is development in rural communities, educating midwives and public health nurses, and a sustainable management of natural resources. Strong local ownership... Read More →
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Wednesday September 21, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Litteraturhuset Wergelandsveien 29, 0167 Oslo

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