Webinar: No Peace without Women's Rights

WLUML, along with McGill Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, is hosting a webinar on women's role in the peace process in Afghanistan.

Compromising Afghan women’s rights in negotiations with the Taliban has important and lasting implications for long-lasting peace. Such implications also reach beyond Afghanistan, and impact women across the globe in peace-building processes, where despite UN Resolution 1325, their rights can be compromised for short-term political gain.

In conversation with renown human rights advocates, Drs. Sima Samar (Afghanistan) and Sally Armstrong (Canada), transnational feminist organization Women Living Under Muslim Laws in partnership with McGill Center for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism will host a discussion on the implications of the current Afghan peace negotiations and constitutional reforms with the Taliban on women’s rights and status.

A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, renowned human rights advocate and an identified global influential female figure, Dr. Sima Samar has dedicated her life to public service, humanitarian work and
women’s empowerment. Since 2002 she has been the Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) which holds human rights violators accountable and sets the human rights agenda in Afghanistan. Alongside this, Dr. Samar is the Chairperson of the Commission for the Prevention of Torture and was the Chairperson of Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF).

Dr. Sally Armstrong is Human rights activist, journalist and award-winning author. She has covered stories about women and girls in zones of conflict all over the world. FromBosnia and Somalia to the Middle East, Rwanda, Congo, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Iraq, her eye witness reports have earned her awards including the Gold Award from the National Magazine Awards Foundation and the Author's Award from the Foundation for the Advancement of Canadian Letters. She received the
Amnesty International Canada Media Award in 2000, 2002, 2011 and again in 2017. She was named the Massey Lecturer for 2019. The lectures and book are titled Power Shift: The Longest Revolution.

Please join us via Zoom on Tuesday, 23 June 2020 from 10:00 to 11:30 am EST. No registration required.

Link: mcgill.zoom.us/j/96157395079
Meeting ID: 961 573 950 79