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Include women in peace talks, Kabul told

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New York, March 1: Afghanistan’s new government should commit to including women on the negotiating team for any future peace talks with the Taliban, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. On February 24, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said that peace talks would begin “within weeks” but declined to provide any additiol details. These would be the first negotiations since the government of President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah assumed office in September 2014. “If peace talks in Afghanistan move forward, all parties should ensure that women have a meaningful presence on the negotiating teams,” said Heather Barr, senior women’s rights researcher at Human Rights Watch. (IANS)

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