The chairwomen of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, Sima Samar, stated that she supports women being a part of the Afghanistan peace talks. Samar presented on the role of women in securing peace at the “Women’s role in ensuring justice and human rights” Conference in Kabul.
Samar pointed out the fear that many women have in the region regarding the Taliban, and argued that women serve an important role at the peace talks because of their special concerns. This was supported by the fact that women have overwhelmingly been the victims of war, but have been excluded from the conversations on how to end what they have endured.
Media: Didpress 2019