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Women challenge men in Pakistan's first female jirga

From the article from the Express Tribune: When 16-year-old Tahira was murdered in a horrific acid attack last year, her poverty-stricken parents got no justice. Pakistan officials slammed the door in their faces and the police refused to liste... READ MORE

The Jirga in modern day Afghanistan

from the article by Ali Gohar in OPen Democracy: ....The working principals of the Jirga are community based and fact finding; it acts like a modern jury system. The Jirga intervenes to halt violence, identify the issues in order to resolve them ... READ MORE

Afghan women trapped in tribal court system

from the article by Jean MacKenzi in Huffington Post: ....Sakina’s imprisonment stems from her attempts to evade a uniquely medieval form of restitution practiced in tribal courts and known as ba’ad. It is Afghanistan’s version of restorati... READ MORE

Community-based dispute resolution processes in Kabul City.

Source: (2011) Kabul: The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit.The Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU)’s Community-Based Dispute Resolution (CBDR) series was therefore launched in 2006 to support policy and programming in the f... READ MORE

The Afghan Peace Jirga: Ensuring that Women are at the Peace Table.

Source: (2010) PeaceBrief. 29. United States Institute of PeaceIn summary, the changing sociopolitical reality and the breakthrough in the perceived gender roles are bringing women to new positions of responsibility and influence around the world... READ MORE

The Jirga in modern day Afghanistan

from the article by Ali Gohar in OPen Democracy: ....The working principals of the Jirga are community based and fact finding; it acts like a modern jury system. The Jirga intervenes to halt violence, identify the issues in order to resolve them ... READ MORE

Gender and Community Peacebuilding in Rural Afghanistan.

Source: (2008) Peace Prints. South Asian Journal of Peacebuilding. 1(1).This paper examines prevailing cultural attitudes towards Afghan women as peacebuilders and explores the impact that an innovative UNHCR-sponsored refugee reintegration prog... READ MORE