Sheilagh Henry


Without Representation, Women’s Rights in Afghanistan Risk Being Negotiated Away

March 9, 2011


The Asia Foundation 2010 Survey of the Afghan People found that 83 percent of respondents approve of the government’s efforts at negotiation and reconciliation with armed anti-government elements; 44 per cent of all respondents were women.


The Missing Piece in Afghanistan’s Peace Talks

January 12, 2011


Afghanistan’s more than three decades of continuous conflict has undermined the basic security and confidence of Afghan women in rural as well as urban environments. Despite high-level talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban that began in October 2010 to speed up reconciliation efforts, many here are skeptical…