#16Pledges: Work to strengthen women participation in media, in peace talks, in political and social spheres in Afghan society
Day 9 of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
#16Pledges: IAWRT members around the world share their efforts and vision how they can contribute to eliminating violence against women
Director General of The Killid Media Group in Afghanistan and IAWRT Afghanistan Chapter Head Najiba Ayubi: I pledge to work to strengthen women participation in media, in peace talks, in political and social spheres in Afghan society
Over the last two decades, Afghanistan has experienced a rise in women participation in the media sector. But the difficult years that women journalists have spent on trainings/learning have gone to media-related work under high security threats. In this period, several women journalists have lost their lives.
In the current situation, women achievements in general and specifically, women journalists’ achievements, need to be preserved.
We, in Afghanistan, continue our efforts to strengthen ways and processes towards information sharing and circulation and women participation in the political and social grounds.
We also maintain our efforts and constant communication with the peace negotiating teams of Afghan government and the Taliban so that the liberty and achievements of Afghan women are not falling as preys to the politicized peace.