Women in Government: Needing More Than Numbers

Description: This research was conducted as part of APPRO’s Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) project, to support informed policy and action on fundamental rights protection and promotion in Afghanistan through research, constructive advocacy, and increased capacity of public institutions. The case study explores opportunities for, and challenges to, the advancement of women’s rights in three provinces of Afghanistan, including Balkh (Mazar-e Sharif), Herat (Herat City), and Kabul (Kabul City), specifically through their presence and participation in government. This research highlights pivotal questions regarding the quality and impact of such participation and makes a series of recommendations to strengthen the presence and roles of women in government.

Authors:   Parto Saeed, Pugh Sarah
Research Fields:   Human Security Reports