Associated Press

“A U.N. study of that resolution published last year found that including women in peace negotiations makes it more likely that the process will succeed.


It said negotiations that included women were 20 percent more likely to result in a deal that lasted at least two years, and that the longer the peace lasted, the greater the likelihood that it would continue to endure. It found that women broaden the debate, speed up the process and increase the involvement of different sectors of society.”


Women in Afghanistan are still being left out of peace talks conducted by the state and militants. Though the UN has an abundance of evidence and signed resolutions to the effect stating that when women are involved with the peace process it lasts longer and is more stable, Afghanistan continues to be behind in this issue. Read the rest of the Associated Press article on women and peace talks in Afghanistan.