Analyses of women’s rights and gender equality in Afghanistan have historically neglected the many Afghan men who have spoken up for women’s rights and worked for a gender-just society. This analysis interviews men and women working together to advance feminist peace across the country, sharing their personal stories, experiences and motivations. Dr Farooq Yousaf. This report was jointly developed by WILPF and Swisspeace.
Men, Masculinities & Armed Conflict: Grave Impacts of Militarised Masculinity in Afghan Society Pre and Post Taliban Takeover. Hareer Hashim
This study highlights the root causes of militarised masculinities in Afghanistan, and how the manifestations of these imposed gender norms and ideologies inhibit women’s social, economic and political rights; perpetuate armed conflict; and promote the possession and use of weapons.
Dr Farooq Yousaf grew up in Peshawar, Pakistan and is currently based in Basel, Switzerland. He works as a Senior Researcher at Swisspeace and focuses on postcolonialism and gender, peace and security in South Asia.
Despite a general tendency among Afghan men to view their female compatriots as overly entitled, many men are beginning to stand up and take action to support women’s rights and a more just model of society – for all.
A literature review. Siad Darwish, Hareer Hashim & Jamila Afghani.