Support WILPF Afghanistan’s Call for a Coherent Peace Process!


Afghans are being exposed to an increasing level of conflict, violence, and instability. Within the context of a third wave of Covid-19, escalating conflict across the country, drought, the ever increasing rate of violence by the Taliban, and the US/NATO withdrawal, humanitarian crisis assistance is sorely needed to support and protect civilians.

WILPF Afghanistan sent a letter to the UN Security Council (UNSC) requesting that immediate actions be taken to support peace and security in Afghanistan. It is urgent that the UNSC fulfills its Charter-mandated obligations, and that nations agree on a way forward for the implementation of a lasting peace in Afghanistan and guarantees of security for all.

Join our call for Peace and Security in Afghanistan!

Read and share WILPF Afghanistan’s letter to the UNSC among your contacts.

We call on the UNSC to:

  • Coordinate the various initiatives being undertaken in third countries relating to Afghanistan and the Afghan peace process;
  • Guarantee a ceasefire and an effective peace process;
  • Ensure that the resolutions relating to Women, Peace and Security (WPS) are fully incorporated and implemented in all peace and security work in Afghanistan;
  • Protect and support civilians;
  • Inform the renewal of the mandate of UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) and ensure it includes specific language referencing the UNSC resolutions on WPS

Download Our Action Toolkit

On the occasion of this campaign, and with a purpose to make our voices even more impactful, we have created a toolkit. Facilitating access to our content and the promotion of our campaign will ensure a better success and will allow our concerns and demands to be better heard. Join us!

This toolkit has been designed to help you: 

  • Easily share and promote this important campaign through email, social media, and any other communication channels available to you.

  • Speak out to support peace and human rights in Afghanistan.

  • Amplify the voices and perspectives of Afghan feminist activists and peacebuilders.

How you can participate

I’m an individual

As an individual, you can share the social media designs and promote the initiative on social media networks. We recommend using our visuals and hashtag for a more cohesive campaign – #CoherenceNotChaos!

I’m a WILPF Section

As a valued Section, you have an important role to play in sharing and promoting campaigns for peace and women’s rights. Please, make sure to share widely the letter from our sisters in WILPF Afghanistan and show support on your communication channels. Solidarity from our Sections is vital for this campaign.

I’m an INGO

As an INGO you have a key role in spreading the word about this campaign and calling on those who can, and must, take action for our Afghan sisters. In addition to sharing the letter you can also co-sign it, see below!

WILPF Afghanistan

In response to the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban and its targeted attacks on civil society members, WILPF Afghanistan issued several statements calling on the international community to stand in solidarity with Afghan people and ensure that their rights be upheld, including access to aid. The Section also published 100 Untold Stories of War and Peace, a compilation of true stories that highlight the effects of war and militarisation on the region. 

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WILPF Germany (+Young WILPF network), WILPF Spain and MENA Regional Representative

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WILPF uses feminist analysis to argue that militarisation is a counter-productive and ill-conceived response to establishing security in the world. The more society becomes militarised, the more violence and injustice are likely to grow locally and worldwide.

Sixteen states are believed to have supplied weapons to Afghanistan from 2001 to 2020 with the US supplying 74 % of weapons, followed by Russia. Much of this equipment was left behind by the US military and is being used to inflate Taliban’s arsenal. WILPF is calling for better oversight on arms movement, for compensating affected Afghan people and for an end to all militarised systems.

Militarised masculinity

Mobilising men and boys around feminist peace has been one way of deconstructing and redefining masculinities. WILPF shares a feminist analysis on the links between militarism, masculinities, peace and security. We explore opportunities for strengthening activists’ action to build equal partnerships among women and men for gender equality.

WILPF has been working on challenging the prevailing notion of masculinity based on men’s physical and social superiority to, and dominance of, women in Afghanistan. It recognizes that these notions are not representative of all Afghan men, contrary to the publicly prevailing notion.

Feminist peace​

In WILPF’s view, any process towards establishing peace that has not been partly designed by women remains deficient. Beyond bringing perspectives that encapsulate the views of half of the society and unlike the men only designed processes, women’s true and meaningful participation allows the situation to improve.

In Afghanistan, WILPF has been demanding that women occupy the front seats at the negotiating tables. The experience of the past 20 has shown that women’s presence produces more sustainable solutions when they are empowered and enabled to play a role.

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