Looking for a way out of Afghanistan? Maybe it's time to try something totally different, like putting into action, for the first time in history, the most enlightened edict ever passed by the United Nations Security Council: Resolution 1325.
-- The provocative lead paragraph of a Los Angeles Times op-ed by Ann Jones, entitled "In Afghanistan, a woman's place is at the peace table." Jones, author of books on Afghanistan and women and armed conflict, stresses the promise of full implementation of Resolution 1325 on Women and Peace and Security, which (as detailed in IntLawGrrls posts available here) the Security Council adopted on October 31, 2000. The commentary derives from Jones' longer post at TomDispatch blog. (credit for photo by Jones of Afghan women) In similar vein, see this recent IntLawGrrls post by guests/alumnae Christine Bella and Catherine O'Rourke.