December 5, 2011 - Bonn, Germany - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets with representatives of the Afghan Women’s Network on the margins of the International Conference on Afghanistan in Bonn, Germany, on December 5, 2011.
Canada supported the participation of the Afghan Women’s Network at the Bonn Conference. Supporting women’s participation in international conferences to ensure their voices are heard and their priorities are considered is a fundamental part of Canada’s whole-of-government Action Plan on women, peace and security. Minister Baird assured representatives of the Afghan Women’s Network that Canada would continue to support their efforts to promote human rights in Afghanistan.
Minister Baird joined U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton in the meeting with the Afghan Women’s Network today.