Women’s voices in regional dialogues – a case study of South Asia

As part of a consortium led by Saferworld, national organisations in South Asia have been running unofficial bilateral dialogues and exchanges – known as Track II dialogues – between Pakistan and its neighbours.

This report explores the ways in which Track II activities have supported women’s representation and participation, identifying the areas in which this has worked well, and where there may be constraints due to the policy context and social norms. It then outlines how this kind of dialogue work could be adapted to increase women’s meaningful participation, drawing on the insights of women in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. 

Download the report here

Read our interview with Sairah Yusuf and Zahbia Yousuf about the research and why women’s voices are crucial to include in regional dialogues.

Read our report on conflict sensitivity in Track II dialogues

Read more about our regional work in South Asia

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