In Afghanistan, where women have been systematically removed from public life, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Women and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) have partnered to amplify the voices of Afghan women.
Since the Taliban de facto authority’s takeover in August 2021, they have introduced more than 50 decrees that directly curtail the rights and dignity of women. Through quarterly consultations across the country, IOM, UN Women and UNAMA are aiming to maintain one of the few openings for Afghan women to voice their perspectives and exercise leadership and agency. The consultations promote the United Nations Security Council’s women, peace and security agenda and the international commitment to put women at the centre of decision-making in crisis contexts. The findings of the consultations directly inform advocacy and programming for Afghan women at national and international levels.
The following briefs present the perspectives of women across Afghanistan on their current situation and priorities.