Women's Rights and Political Representation: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

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Sharan, Timor & Torunn Wimpelmann (2014) Women's Rights and Political Representation: Past Achievements and Future Challenges, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

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​​This PRIO paper provides bac​kground on women's rights and political representation for the Oslo Symposium on Women's Rights and Empowerment in Afghanistan​, held in Oslo on 23 November 2014. 

  • ​How can female political participation and representation best be enhanced, in the next parliamentary elections and beyond?
  • What are the most important strategic issues related to gender equity, assuming that popular resonance and effective polit-ical alliances (including with male co​nstituencies) are re-quirements for success?
  • Are cases of prosecution of violence against women best undertaken through specialized entitites or through reform of the entire justice system?
  • What is the political space for reform in family legislation, and which reforms (marriage, divorce, custody or inheritance) would be most important for the status of Afghan women?​
19/11/2014
Afghan Women’s Status: New PRIO Papers

​​​​​​In preparation for the Oslo Symposium on Women's Rights and Empowerment in Afghanistan, which takes place on Sunday 23 November, PRIO has prepared two new background Papers. PRIO Director Kristian Berg Harpviken and Lida Nadery has co-authored a paper on Education and Empowerment. Timor Sharan and Torunn Wimpelmann has jointly written a paper on Women’s Rights and Political Representation. Both papers look at the achievements in the post-Taliban era, examine challenges in the current transition, and define key questions for discussion at the Oslo symposium.

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