In the latest IWF policy brief, Anne Trenolone addresses issues related to women and security in Afghanistan.  Anne makes the case that:

  • Outside nations can debate troop levels and tactics, but the long-term solution is to train a sustainable domestic force among Afghans themselves.
  • Women’s human rights contribute not only to civil society but to international security as well.
  • Afghanistan’s security issues must be faced but policies must also be framed that keep long-term institution building in mind if the Afghan state is to be truly strengthened.
  • If progress is to be made and stability, security, and development achieved, Afghanistan must not be relegated to the back burner of international and development policy. 

Read the whole report here.