IFUW Writes to German Minister of Foreign Affairs in Support of Afghan Women

IFUW Writes to German Minister of Foreign Affairs in Support of Afghan Women

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On 3 November 2011, IFUW sent a letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany calling for Afghan women to be adequately represented and Afghan women’s issues to be fully addressed at the Foreign Ministers Conference on Afghanistan to be held in Bonn on 5 December 2011.

 

The letter specifically asks that the German Government take all necessary steps to:

  1. ensure the full representation of Afghan women in all preparations and as delegates to the Conference;
  2. ensure the inclusion of Afghan women’s issues on the Conference and Civil Society Forum agendas; and
  3. facilitate the presence of Afghan women to provide an opportunity for their voices to be heard during the Civil Society Forum and for their views to be included in those to be forwarded to the Conference of Foreign Ministers.

 

This action is in keeping with UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Which affirms that women must be fully represented in all discussions aimed at conflict resolution and the development of a just and peaceful civil society. IFUW national federations and associations have been asked to approach their own Governments to gain their support.

Click here to see the letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany.

See also Afghan Women Ask for Urgent Help from IFUW and NFAs

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