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Women, Peace, and Security after the Fall of Kabul | 7th Annual Texas Women, Peace, & Security Symposium

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A powerful set of speakers discuss "Women, Peace, and Security after the Fall of Kabul" at the 7th Annual Texas Women, Peace, & Security Symposium. They focus on the meaning of the Kabul fiasco for those who have worked to improve the situation of Afghan women and for the larger endeavor of Women, Peace, and Security.

The event was moderated by a distinguished AUAF alumna.

Were efforts to improve the situation of Afghan women just useless? Just a “performative joke”? Did they place a big target on these women, thereby endangering them? What now? What lessons should those in the WPS field take away? What is next for Afghan women? Is there any way to meaningfully help Afghan women now? These questions are both timely and urgent.

Policymakers have increasingly come to see how the situation, status, and security of women affect national security. This one-day virtual symposium highlights the integral value of women and girls to strong, stable, peaceful societies—and why this matters here at home.