Women’s Engagement in Sustainable Peace Building in Afghanistan: The Potential of UN Resolution 1325


On Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/94613895318

In collaboration with Women Living Under Muslim Laws Network (WLUML), the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) presents the second seminar in a series on Women's Rights in Afghanistan. The event will take place at https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/94613895318

Join us for a conversation with Zarin Hamid, with discussion and context provided by:

  • Professor Homa Hoodfar, Concordia University and Founding Member, Women Living Under Muslim Laws Network (WLUML);
  • Professor Vrinda Narain, CHRLP, Faculty of Law, McGill University; WLUML Council Member;
  • Professor Mona Tajali, Agnes Scott College; WLUML Board Member;
  • Ms. Zarqa Yaftali, Director, Women & Children Legal Research Foundation (WCLRF), Kabul.

Zarin Hamid is the Manager of the Women, Peace and Security Programme of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) based in New York. She contributes to analysis, monitoring and advocacy on women, peace, and security issues at the UN Security Council and in other UN and civil society spaces.

Hamid has previously worked with several organizations as a campaigner and coordinated trainings on human rights treaties, mechanisms and advocacy. She has also worked with the Afghan Women's Network (AWN), Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC) and the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) and served as the civil society committee representative on the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, managed by UNWomen.

In addition, she has advocated with the Security Council and Human Rights Council on gender-based violence issues and engaged with UN country teams in Nepal, Afghanistan, and Jordan on human rights, political economy, and militarism, and community development programmes and the implementation of UNSCR 1325. She holds an MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from the School of International Service, American University and a BA in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies from Rutgers University.

A recording of the event will be made available online following the webinar.

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