Women’s groups in Afghanistan play an instrumental role in working to end hostilities, and put the country on a pathway to peace. They have actively campaigned to ensure women are included in the peace process despite significant challenges, including through innovative uses of social media and grassroots campaigns. Their participation is not a mere tag-line, it is a necessity. Recurrent studies have shown that when women are included in peace talks, the subsequent peace agreement is more sustainable. It is for this reason that this year’s N-Peace CSO Grants for Afghanistan will support women’s inclusion in every stage of the process – to build sustainable peace.
Congratulations to the following organizations who have been selected for the small grants!
Afghan Women’s Network (AWN)
For galvanizing communities and peace talk stakeholders using grassroots campaigns and social media to call for the inclusion of women in the ongoing peace process.
Women and Peace Studies Organization (WPSO)
For promoting and training women as peace negotiators in Balkh and Heart Provinces, and mobilizing youth in critical issues of peace and security in Afghanistan.