Afghanistan - women, peace and security
  • Introduction

    Women, Peace and Security – the Afghan view” took place on November 11 – 12, 2010 in Tallinn.

    The conference focused on the issue of women, peace and security from the perspective of Afghanistan, including the cooperation between civil and military actors. Its aim was to give an overview of the main achievements and challenges facing the implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Afghanistan and discuss the way forward in the immediate aftermath of the deliberations and possible further steps by the UN Security Council on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of UNSCR 1325. The aim of the conference was to provide a forum for high-level discussion between policy makers and experts from states, international organizations, and civil society organizations.

    Confirmed speakers at the conference included Elisabeth Rehn, Minister of State, Finland, Stefanie Babst, NATO Assistant Deputy Secretary General, Urmas Paet, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development, Riina Kionka, Advisor on Human Rights (CFSP) and Head of Human Rights Unit, Council of the European Union, Sarah Rose-Sender, Manager of the Legal Aid Fund, Kabul, Ella van den Heuvel, ISAF gender adviser, Najia Zewari, UNIFEM (UN WOMEN) Afghanistan Country Office, Mohammad Gulag Mangal, the Governor of Helmand Province, Afganistan, BrigGen Meelis Kiili, Baltic Defence College, Commandant (appointed) and Annelise Ebbe, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

    The conference was organized by the Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association in cooperation with the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.