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9 November 2012, Stockholm: SCA report release ‘Missing the Target’

AAN admin 2 min

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA), the Kvinna till Kvinna (Women to Women) Foundation and Operation 1325 are releasing ‘Missing the Target – A report on the Swedish commitment for women, peace and security in Afghanistan’ in Sweden’s capital Stockholm on 9 November, authored by Ann Wilkens, a former Swedish ambassador to Pakistan and Afghanistan (2003-07), former chair of SCA (2007-09) and currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN).

The protection of women’s human rights was used to legitimize the military intervention in Afghanistan 2001. Sweden, among other countries, has emphasized the importance of women’s rights and participation in order to reach a sustainable peace in the country. Next year Afghanistan will become the largest recipient of Swedish bilateral development aid.

Three Swedish NGOs are launching a unique, extensive study on the impact of Sweden’s efforts to implement UN resolution 1325 on women, peace and security in Afghanistan. The report tackles, among others, the following questions: Does Sweden have a vision and strategies to stick to its commitments towards Afghan women in the changing military setting? Or do we risk seeing another sell-out of women’s rights in change for other priorities in the international arena? These questions are valid well beyond Sweden, for many countries that are participating in the current Afghanistan mission.
Participating at the launch conference are Afghan women rights advocates, representatives from Sida, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swedish Armed Forces, as well as Swedish parliamentarians.

Time: 9 November 2012, 9am – 3.15pm.

Place: Hilton Stockholm Slussen Hotel, Guldgränd 8

Link to the programme here.

For registration, please e-mail your name, title, organization and address to [email protected], no later than 2 November.

You will receive a confirmation email. The registration and seminar is free of charge, although a fee of 200 SEK will be charged in case of no show.

Contacts:
Charlotte Pruth, Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation [email protected]
+46 (0)70 672 4009
Disa Kammars Larsson, Operation 1325 [email protected]
+46 (0) 73 091 8850
Daniel Palin, Swedish Committee for Afghanistan [email protected]
+46 (0)8 545 818 54

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Afghan Women Human Rights