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Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Side Event 74th UNGA: Advancing women’s meaningful participation in peace to resolve conflict and build peace in Afghanistan
The Permanent Missions of Afghanistan, Germany, and Sweden to the United Nations, UN Women, and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security cordially invite you to the UNGA 74 side event "Advancing Women's Meaningful Participation in...
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Southeast communities strategize on women’s participation in elections
Participants at UN-backed events in the southeastern provinces of Paktya and Paktika called on community members to work together to support women’s participation in the upcoming elections. In two separate public events held in the provincial...
Friday, September 20, 2013
Spate of Attacks on High-profile Afghan Women
Analysts say a spate of attacks on high-profile Afghan women has heightened fears that the limited gains for women’s rights will be reversed after NATO forces withdraw next year. Fariba Ahmadi Kakar, who represents the southern province of Kandahar...
Monday, September 02, 2013
Shot Afghan female senator to return to politics
In Afghanistan, a female politician who escaped an assassination attempt in the south of the country says she fully intends to return to work. Senator Rooh Gul Khirzard, speaking from her hospital bed where she has been recovering from multiple...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Shortage of female security forces could keep Afghan women from vote
Women across Afghanistan risk being unable to vote in next year's presidential elections because of a severe shortage of women in the security forces, the country's election monitor said on Wednesday. Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (...
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Supporting Women’s Leadership and Participation in the Reconstruction of Afghanistan
This paper describes UNIFEM’s work in empowering women in Afghanistan since early 2002. UNIFEM's activities aimed at supporting women’s leadership and participation in decision-making, strengthening the Ministry of Women’s Affairs in Afghanistan,...
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Strengthening Afghan Women's Civil Society to Secure Afghanistan's Future
This paper describes women’s civil society in Afghanistan and assesses the needs of Afghan women’s non-governmental organizations and community. It also provides policy recommendations on building and sustaining a strong Afghan women’s civil society.