Jamila Afghani

Jamila Afghani is the president of WILPF Afghanistan, which she started in 2015. She is also an active member and founder of several organisations including the Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organisation (NECDO) founded in 2000. Jamila has experience working in areas that include education, migration-related issues, gender issues, democratic governance in post-conflict and transitional countries, and GBV. She is also a trainer and has designed and delivered trainings on gender in elections, political participation, leadership, Islam and women’s rights and for other civil society on gender, human rights, women rights, right of persons with disability management, leadership and gender equality issues. Jamila is a former member of the government and also represented Afghanistan in high level UN and EU gatherings.

"The international community must stand with us at this critical moment and ensure that our rights will not be compromised for a political peace deal, or after a settlement is reached. It is not enough for Member States who support women’s meaningful inclusion in the peace process to voice support or offer closed-door consultations with Afghan women. They must actively push for women to be publicly and actively engaged at the table and in building the future of their country in order to ensure sustainable peace for the nation."

At the Security Council

Jamila Afghani, representing the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Afghanistan section, was invited to provide a civil society perspective and recommendations when the Security Council met to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security and WILPF facilitated her statement but she did not speak on behalf of the NGOWG.