Women and Children Legal Research Foundation (WCLRF) conducted the third Focused Group Discussion (FGD) on August 29, 2016 with women’s rights activists. The FGD aimed to collect rich data for developing the intended guideline: “Engendering the Afghanistan Peace Process through Meaningful Engagement of Women”. The guideline which was planned to be developed based upon and act as a tool for advocating WCLRF’s 2015 research on women’s participation in the peace process.
In this session different topics including women’s impacts on peace process, women’s direct contribution to formal and informal peace process, how women have tried to shift the policy agenda in the peace process, dilemmas in peacemaking and barriers to women’s meaningful participation and what are the specific challenges women face in the community. The participants some which had come from Farza and Mirbacha Kot clearly stated women’s challenges and problems in the concerned districts and that women are involved in community peace-making process.