This time of year the world celebrates peace – or claims to. Radical Islamist Taliban insurgents have intensified their attacks on the Afghan capital with brazen bombings and afternoon raids. They’ve gone after Kabul’s police chief and an outspoken women’s rights activist. That may be because Afghan women are actively agitating for a place at the peace table. According to the international aid group Oxfam, women are being left out of government efforts to start peace talks with the Taliban.