How do women of Afghanistan feel about the work Finland was striving to do for them since 2002? Did our efforts make any difference? These questions were discussed at the Advisory Board for International Human Rights, IONK, in late autumn 2021 after the Taliban had marched back to Kabul, shocking everyone.
The National Council of Women of Finland decided to put these questions directly to the Afghan women who participated in the projects funded by Finland either as partners or beneficiaries. Overall, what was done and did it create anything sustainable? And what do Afghan women think about Finland now, what do they want and need from us? And what does Finland have to learn from the 20 years of partnership?
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