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This book discusses the experiences of women negotiating conflict and post-conflict situations to deliver transformative peace. Inspired by the vision and values of women of the South Asian Peace Network, this volume fills a critical gap in the global Women, Peace and Security (WPS) discourse. The chapters focus on the region's multifaceted experiences and feminist expertise on women negotiating post-war/post-conflict situations structured around interlinked themes - women, participation and peacebuilding; militarization and violent peace; and justice, impunity, and accountability.
Chapter 9: Failed Peace and Security Strategies in Afghanistan's Transition
Failed Peace and Security Strategies in Afghanistan's Transition
Confronting Greater Insecurities
Afghanistan is a nation confronting a long and deeply complex conflict that has destroyed human lives, displaced millions, ruined its vital infrastructure, and devastated its society. Moreover, internationally driven strategies to bring “peace” and security in Afghanistan have not worked, and many political leaders and policy analysts within and outside Afghanistan contend that they have resulted in greater insecurities. This chapter, in essaying a gender security audit of the Afghan Transition, shares that perspective and argues that policy choices made by the international community and the Afghan government have failed to achieve the principal goals of building peace. Insurgency rages, grievances ...