What's at stake for women in Afghanistan

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Joshi, Madhav & Louise Olsson (2021) What's at stake for women in Afghanistan, Political Violence at a Glance, 15 April.

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​Women’s rights in Afghanistan depend on a comprehensive negotiated settlement—one that women have a role in shaping. In our research analyzing how 205 civil wars ended in 69 countries, we found that comprehensive peace agreements were vital for improving women’s political rights. But implementation is key: when the implementation rate increased from 10 to 80 percent, the probability of more substantial improvements in women’s political rights increased by almost 280 percent.

New Project: The Effects of Peace Agreement Implementation on Women’s Security and Empowerment

​PRIO Senior Researcher Louise Olsson, together with Erika Forsberg and Karen Brounéus at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, will soon begin a new project called ‘From Hopeful Agreements to Disillusioned Peace? The effects of peace agreement implementation on women’s security and empowerment'.

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