Reports


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.

Research Fields:   Human Security Reports

Critical Review of NAP 1325 Policies

Description: Studies on the implementation of gender programming in Afghanistan show that strategies and programs are often reduced to “requirements” issued by donors to include a gender component or perspective in all programming with undefined capacity requirements and without concrete guidance, earmarked funding, or systematic monitoring and evaluation mechanisms. The purpose of this review is twofold. First, to assess the adequacy of and effectiveness of WPS programming by major international actors and their Afghan counterparts in Afghanistan and, second, to generate a series of practical recommendations on gender mainstreaming and women-centred programming in Afghanistan, using Afghanistan’s NAP 1325 as the legitimizing instrument.

Research Fields:   Human Security Reports

Instability, Conflict and Fundamental Rights: Lessons Learned from Afghanistan Rights Monitor

This report provides a synthesis of activities by APPRO for the “Afghanistan Rights Monitor” (ARM) project from November 2015 to March 2017, highlighting the lessons learned, challenges, ways forward, and the implications for future development and humanitarian aid programming in Afghanistan.

Research Fields:   Human Security Reports

NAP 1325: Women’s Participation in Paktia and Herat

The research for this case study report focuses on women’s participation in Herat and Paktia, to help build an understanding of progress in these two provinces towards the implementation of NAP 1325, and to highlight potential obstacles or barriers towards this implementation.

This research was carried out as part of the ongoing work of the Monitoring Women’s Peace and Security partnership between APPRO, Cordaid and Equality for Peace and Democracy. MWPS aims to assess the implementation of Afghanistan’s NAP 1325 in 15 provinces.

Research Fields:   Human Security Reports

Crafts-Making As Relief and Recovery Intervention: Findings From Balkh and Daikundi

This research was carried out as part of the ongoing work of the Monitoring Women’s Peace and Security partnership between APPRO, Cordaid and Equality for Peace and Democracy. MWPS aims to assess the implementation of Afghanistan’s NAP 1325 in 15 provinces. The case study presented here explores the ways in which crafts-making in the provinces of Balkh and Daikondi is currently contributing to the achievement of the aims of the fourth pillar of Afghanistan’s National Action Plan 1325, “Relief and Recovery.”

Research Fields:   Human Security Reports

Localization of Afghanistan’s NAP 1325: A 15-Province Status Report

This is the third Annual Synthesis Report for the project, “Monitoring Women’s Peace and Security” (MWPS), reporting on activities covering the last quarter of 2015 to the end of 2016.  MWPS is led by Cordaid and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to monitor and assist in the implementation of Afghanistan’s National Action Plan (NAP 1325) at the local level in a partnership comprising Cordaid, APPRO, and EPD.   

Research Fields:   Human Security Reports

Afghanistan Rights Monitor – Cycle 4

This is the fourth monitoring report of Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM). The objective for the ARM monitoring rounds is to assess changes in fundamental rights conditions across ten target provinces from January 2016 to December 2017. “Fundamental Rights” are conceptualized broadly to include Civic, Social, and Economic rights. A baseline assessment was concluded in December 2015 to establish the basis against which to monitor changes in fundamental rights conditions, followed by three monitoring cycles.  This fourth monitoring cycle covers March to June 2017. Data were collected in 29 rural and urban districts in the Central, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western geographical zones of Afghanistan.

Research Fields:   Human Security Reports

نظارت از حقوق اساسی شهروندان افغانستان – دورۀ نظارتی چهارم

این چهارمین گزارش نظارتی پروژۀ نظارت از حقوق اساسی شهروندان افغانستان (ARM) می باشد که با کمک مالی وزارت امور خارجۀ هالند فراهم آمده است. موسسۀ مطالعات عامۀ افغانستان از تمام کسانی که موافقت کردند تا در روند جمع آوری معلومات برای این گزارش سهم بگیرند، سپاسگزاری می کند

Research Fields:   Human Security Reports
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