[In this March 11 podcast episode of “Seeking Peace: Stories of Women and War” hosted by former chief of staff Melanne Verveer, Secretary Hillary Clinton makes the case that women’s rights must be central to American foreign policy—including, and perhaps most importantly, in Afghanistan.]
Shortly after the U.S. and the Taliban signed a so-called peace agreement, the Taliban resumed their attacks across Afghanistan in 24 of its 34 provinces.
Between February 29th and March 4th, the Taliban conducted 76 attacks. More than 100 Afghan government officials and civilians have been killed in these attacks. In a major attack today in Kabul, 30 civilians were killed and dozens wounded too.
The agreement does not guarantee preserving the human rights of Afghan women or minority ethnic groups, nor does it uphold the Constitution of Afghanistan which establishes a…