SouthAsiaSourceJun 30, 2021
Letter in support of the Afghan people by friends of Afghanistan: As US and NATO forces withdraw, we must not abandon the Afghan people and their democratic republic
This is an open letter organized by a coalition of Afghan women and friends of Afghanistan. The Afghan Women’s Network together with a larger coalition of Our Voices - Our Future and Together Stronger work to achieve peace and demand an end to the conflict and an equal representation of women across fields in Afghanistan. We believe in inclusive, just, practical, and sustainable peace in which women are equal citizens of Afghanistan.
SouthAsiaSourceJun 14, 2021
The importance of inclusivity in the Afghan peace process
By Atlantic Council
The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center and the Afghanistan Mechanism for Inclusive Peace (AMIP) host a conversation on the importance of an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan that truly reflects the people whom it represents.
Marika Theros is a nonresident senior fellow at the South Asia Center. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute for State Effectiveness and policy fellow at the London School of Economics where she leads their comparative research stream investigating local peace agreements across six key conflict-affected sites, including Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, and South Sudan. She directs the Afghanistan Engagement Project, supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which supports new generation leadership and civil society initiatives. Over the last 20 years, she has designed a number of research and dialogue processes in the Balkans, South Asia and the Middle East, and focuses on the intersection between top-down and bottom-up processes. She publishes on security, justice and state-building issues in academic journals, and currently serves on the executive committee of the London Transitional Justice Network, and the boards of the Humanitarian Law Centre and Women for Peace and Participation. Marika is currently completing her doctorate in International Development at LSE, and holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the Columbia University and an MSc in Human Rights from LSE.