This report provides an update on the conditions of women vis-à-vis NAP 1325 in 15 provinces, grouped under six regions and consisting of 38 urban and rural districts. It synthesizes pertinent findings from two papers based on research carried out in early 2016, presents a stakeholder analysis of the actors relevant for MWPS and their knowledge and understanding of UNSCR 1325 and NAP 1325, and suggested activities that could be undertaken at the local level to advocate for women, peace, and security and in support of Afghanistan’s NAP 1325 in the remainder of 2016.
This brief underlines the common themes and issues raised in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the National Action Plan for the Woman of Afghanistan (NAPWA), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Afghanistan’s National Action Plan for the implementation of the United Nations’ Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1326), referred to as NAP 1325. The key purpose of this brief is to draw the attention to the fact that there are adequate provisions for women’s rights in all of these policy instruments, individually and collectively. It is now time to act on the promises of these policy statements, starting with defending the gains made by and for Afghan women since 2001.
This paper has attempted to cover the major themes encountered by gender projects in Afghanistan as discussed by BAAG and its partners over one year. This process that led to the culmination of the Getting it Right Conference was intended to correspond to the complexity of the issue at hand as much as possible. This report documents discussions on the four themes of Protection of Human Rights, Gender Awareness Training, Gender Programming, and Men, Boys and Gender.
This study was undertaken to examine and document the extent to which the National Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan (NAPWA) has been implemented since coming to effect in 2008 until 2013. The findings from this assessment are intended to contribute to the broader discussion on the transition planned for 2014 and provisions made to protect women’s rights in Afghanistan. The findings are also aimed at assisting the Government of Afghanistan and its international donors in how to best serve the many needs of Afghan women through development programming.