The objective for this and future monitoring reports is to evaluate the conditions for women, and improvements / setbacks in the implementation of NAP 1325 across twelve provinces (29 districts). Improvements and setbacks in each province are analyzed under the Participation, Protection, Prevention, and Relief and Recovery Pillars of NAP 1325. A baseline assessment was conducted in March 2017, to establish the existing conditions for women’s rights in Afghanistan based on the available information and APPRO’s extensive research on women’s rights throughout Afghanistan. This was followed by a subsequent monitoring report (Cycle 2) for the period of May – August 2017, released in January 2018. Data for this third monitoring report were collected during November and December 2017.