Afghanistan-uka 2015 er et samarbeid mellom Afghanistankomiteen, Chr. Michelsens institutt (CMI) og Institutt for fredsforskning (PRIO). I tillegg bidrar en lang rekke andre organisasjoner til programmet. Sentrale afghanske og internasjonale eksperter og aktører kommer til Norge for å stå bak talerstoler og delta i debatter. Afghanistankomiteen er initiativtaker og koordinator for uka som blir gjennomført med støtte fra Fritt Ord og Norad. De fleste av arrangementene vil foregå hos Røde Kors i Hausmanns gate 7 i Oslo. 

The Afghanistan Week 2015 is a cooperation between the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee, the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), along with a host of Norwegian NGOs. Our aim is to bring Afghanistan to the top of the Norwegian agenda, bringing Afghan and international experts to Norway to inform and debate. Most events will take place at Hausmanns gate 7, hosted by The Norwegian Red Cross.

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Tuesday, March 24 • 08:30 - 10:00
Women in Afghanistan, part 1: (The lack of) prosecution of violence against women in Afghanistan (Oslo)

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Addressing impunity for gender violence has been one of the single most important focus areas for  women activists and donors when it comes to women’s rights in Afghanistan. Efforts to address this issue had included the adoption of land mark legislation such as the Elimination of Violence Against Women ( EVAW) law,  the establishment of specialized prosecution units, workshop and training programs and considerable donor pressure. Yet it has proven very difficult to increase the prosecution and conviction of violence against women in Afghanistan. Going beyond standard explanations such as ‘lack of political will’ or ‘culture’ this seminar asks why this is so. Have the strategies that have been adopted been sound? Should NATO countries have put the enforcement of the EVAW law higher on their agenda? Is it at all meaningful to press for convictions in cases of family violence as along as women are dependent on their families for survival?

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Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

Centre Director for the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik is Centre Director for the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies. Her research focuses on the interface between international law, humanitarianism, technology and violence. She has a PhD from Harvard Law School.

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Carolann Minnock

Program Coordinator, IDLO
Carolann Minnock holds the position of Program Coordinator with IDLO and specializes in Afghanistan programs. Based in IDLO’s headquarters in Rome, she coordinates the implementation of an access to justice program in Afghanistan. This program focuses on strengthening access to... Read More →
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Horia Mosadiq

Amnesty International
Horia Mosadiq is 41 -years-old Afghan human rights activist and journalist with around 20 years of work experience in Afghanistan and the region, in the fields of media, human rights, transitional justice and women rights. Award Winner of 2007 national human rights award in Afghanistan... Read More →
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Torunn Wimpelmann

Senior Researcher, Chr. Michelsen Institute
Torunn Wimpelmann is a senior researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute. Her current focus is on the intersections between gender, violence and political and legal orders in contemporary Afghanistan.Torunn holds a BA in Development Studies and Politics and an MA in Conflict, Security... Read More →

Tuesday March 24, 2015 08:30 - 10:00 CET
Hausmanns gate 7 Hausmanns gate 7, Oslo

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