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Afghan Women Reject U.S. Peace Proposal: “Is This What American Democracy Looks Like?”

Alumna Makhfi Azizi (F18) pens op-ed in MS Magazine about what the new U.S. proposed peace agreement will mean for Afghan women.

In response to the new U.S. proposed agreement for peace in Afghanistan, Afghan women’s groups and their leaders shared their dismay, arguing the agreement was made “without consulting Afghans and particularly Afghan women, who have made the greatest sacrifices over these four decades of war.”

Their statement comes days after mounting frustrations among Afghan people from the letter sent to President Ashraf Ghani by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, which sets the stage for a troop withdrawal by the end of President Biden’s first term. Soon after the letter to President Ghani was leaked, a proposed agreement was also made public outlining a proposal for a “political settlement” among Afghan leaders.  

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