As our colleagues are on their way back from New York City, we are proud to state that Gender Concerns Side- and Parallel Events were a great success! Many thanks go out to all the speakers and panelists who contributed greatly to the events by sharing their insights and experiences.
On Saturday the 19th, Gender Concerns facilitated an interesting discussion on the topic of the continued need for support to women’s political participation and improved female leadership in Afghanistan between the panelists and a good and committed crowd. The Side Events was even more special because, in addition to a stimulating discussion, Gender Concerns premiered its short documentary film “Women at a Flashpoint. Challenges and Opportunities Beyond 2016”.
These events are connected to the Bayan programme, which is carried out by Gender Concerns together with Oxfam Novib and Cordaid. Bayan aims to increase public support for inclusive security, inclusive peace building and political participation in Afghanistan. Full reports on the events will be published soon.