The key statement of the Women's Voice in Peace Policy Advisory Group was issued

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Tue, Aug 10 2021 11:04 AM
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The key statement of the Voice of Women Advisory Group on Peace Policy-Making was issued in a face-to-face manner from 34 provinces in the presence of Dr. Alema, Acting minister and deputy minister of Human Rights and Civil Society 
At the beginning, Nahida Haidari, Head of Gender Coordination at the State Ministry for Peace, while introducing the agenda of the program, stated that Afghan women are worried about their future due to the increasing violence. She added while women have no role in creating any kind of conflict, they have suffered the most. Therefore, the Women's Voice Advisory Group on Peace Policy to Hold Women's Voices and Advocacy held the meeting.
Referring to the current situation, Dr. Alema, Acting Minister and Deputy Minister for Human Rights and Civil Society at the State Ministry for Peace, said that Afghan women had been repressed by hostile groups, despite many attempts over the years.
She added: "Unfortunately, recently, due to the increasing violence by the enemies of Afghanistan in different provinces, women have once again been subjected to poor security conditions, which is a cause for concern and people required to defend their land alongside afghan national security forces." .
The acting minister and deputy minister of human rights and civil society also said that according to evidence and documents published by the media, the Taliban, along with other crimes against humanity, wanted to make women victims of Jihad-ul Nikah, But Afghan women will never give in to oppression and will never go back. She called on all the people of the country to help the internally displaced and to work for their compatriots.
Anarkali Honaryar, a member of the Senate and a member of the Women's Voice Peace Policy Advisory Group, said there was a need now for the international community and human rights organizations to remain indifferent and work together to bring peace to Afghanistan.
Zarmina zari, a member of the Voice of Women Advisory Group on Peace Policy in Faryab province, said that women in the province had many problems, adding that residents had been displaced and had taken refuge in safer areas, Women can’t go to official duties and offices, girls' schools are closed and no woman has the right to leave home without a mahram.
Quita Sidiqi, another member of the Women's Voice Peace Policy Advisory Group from Nimroz province, spoke about the situation of women in the province after the escalation of the conflict and the restrictions and problems faced by women in the province.
Frozan Danish, Takhar's social deputy and a member of the Women's Voice Peace Policy Advisory Group, said women in the province were in a precarious security and economic situation. She called on the international community to listen to the Afghan people and not to remain silent in the face of terrorist war crimes.
Other members of the Provincial Women's Voice Peace Policy Advisory Group, who participated in the discussion online or in person, also reported on the situation of women in the provinces and called on the government, the United Nations and human rights organizations to raise the voice of Afghan women. Listen and work to end war and violence in Afghanistan.
At the end of the discussion, Nadia Saleh, a member of the Meshrano Jirga and a member of the Women's Voice Peace Policy Advisory Group, read out the statement.
The statement emphasized the significant participation of women in all decision-making processes in the country, especially the peace process, and called on the Afghanistan government and the international community to take practical steps to protect women's rights in all areas while protecting the achievements of the past two decades.
"A broader and better role in the peace process needs to be strengthened by addressing a clear, united and unified address, which is the single voice of women in peace policy-making, giving women an equal share of equality with men, including rights," the statement part. Veto decisions in the peace process. This address of women must lobby the countries that have ties with the Taliban, do political and continuous work, and do not expect the presence of women in the peace process to be projected, and do responsible and committed political work.
It is worth mentioning that the Voice of Women in Peace Policy Group was established by women rights activists with the participation of women from all over Afghanistan, and the State Ministry for Peace facilitates the activities of this group.

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