Ten years of gains for Afghan women under threat

Report hightlights need for more action

October 2, 2011

A new Oxfam report, A Place at the Table: Safeguarding women’s rights in Afghanistan, ’warns of the risk of gains for women slipping away as the 10th anniversary of Western intervention approaches and the country's transition to local control takes shape. 

Oxfam Canada urges the Canadian government to help ensure women have a seat at the table in the peace and reconciliation process and that any political settlement contains a commitment to women’s rights.