Fragility and Making Peace: Rights of Afghan Women and Peace with the Taliban

The report presents findings from two surveys conducted in six provinces (18 districts) of Afghanistan, in October 2018 and February 2019, with over 2200 male and female respondents for each survey. The aim for surveys was to gain an understanding of how ordinary Afghans feel about a peace deal with the Taliban and what they expect as consequences of peace. The research was designed within the framework of Afghanistan’s National Action Plan (NAP 1325) for the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, to examine the degree to which a peace settlement with the Taliban is compatible with the provisions of Afghanistan’s NAP 1325. Relatedly, the research sought to examine views and expectations of Afghans on whether and how a peace settlement adheres to provisions in the Constitution, various laws, and the many policies and structures put in place by successive Afghan governments since 2001 to protect and promote women’s equal rights.

Research Fields:   Governance, Human Security