Can we hear their voice?

By Desy Ayu Pirmasari; I have covered war and conflict in many place around the globe, from Southern Thailand, Mindanao in Philippine, Basque in Spain, Sri Lanka, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and North Korea. All those experiences help me to realise that women are not one single category. They are not merely as victims in time […]

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Women Groups and Civil Society

Quhramaana Kakar is a leading figure in Afghanistan working for women’s empowerment. She has served as the Gender Advisor for the Afghanistan Peace and Reconciliation Program, an advisor to UN-IOM, and the Deputy Chief of Party on a higher education development program funded by USAID. She founded the organization “Women for Peace and Democracy”, which […]

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Peace and Security

By: Quhramaana Kakar My journey in working for peace started as a college student — at the time of the second largest wave of Afghan refugee influx to Pakistan, post 9/11. Many other young Afghans (including me), who already lived as refugees in Pakistan stepped forward to support other Afghans, who were affected by war […]

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Peace and Security

Forum Quhramaana Kakar offers a personal perspective on the advancement of women’s rights and participation based on her extensive experience and work with the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program. “My commitment to working with women and men on peaceful coexistence mechanisms and economic and social empowerment of women in war affected communities in Afghanistan and in the refugee […]

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