Afghan women walk away from the site of an ongoing attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul on July 31, 2017

Mona Hossaini

Women's Critical Role in Afghan Peace Process

The contemporary history of the South Asian region nearly always had a substantial component of conflict. Some examples include the India-Pakistan conflict over Kashmir that has been ongoing since 1947; the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war; civil war and rise of insurgency and conflict in Nepal; and the ethnic conflict and insurgency in Sri Lanka, among others.   In all these and other conflicts, women have been the most affected in terms of human rights violation, loss ...