In a meeting coinciding with the Afghan Women’s Summit for Democracy, women’s rights activists from around the world issued a Declaration of Solidarity with Afghan women in support of the Brussels Proclamation. Women from Belgium, Croatia, France, India, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including representatives from the Feminist Majority Foundation, announced their intention to assist in the successful implementation of the directives outlined in the proclamation to help ensure rights for women and the stability of Afghan society.
Working with the Gender Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General and the Executive Director of UNIFEM, the group of international women agreed to advocate on behalf of the proclamation in their own countries, provide political support for the Ministry of Women in Afghanistan, and encourage the UN to recruit more women into the UN agencies operating in Afghanistan and the surrounding areas.
Media Resources: Afghan Women’s Summit, Declaration of Solidarity
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .