Summary and Findings from the Regional Convening for Afghan Women’s Human Rights, Europe and Central Asia
In response to Afghan women’s demands and in galvanizing regional action, UN Women with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan convened a two-day regional dialogue in Almaty.
The convening, in hybrid format, brought together 37 Afghan women and youth with 14 women experts from Central Asia and other regional leaders advocating for women’s rights and an inclusive Afghanistan.
In strategizing on how to influence the most pressing women’s rights issues in Afghanistan, participants, the summary report details: (1) Identified challenges for women inside and outside the country; (2) Reflections on priorities and practical actions for Central Asia to take to advance women’s rights in Afghanistan; and (3) “Asks” to representatives of the international community.
The convening concluded with a commitment to galvanize regional action to influence peace and the most pressing issues facing women and girls in the Central Asia region and in Afghanistan.