Women's Empowerment

Women continue to lack access to education, health and employment which has restricted their participation in economic activities. With the predominance of patriarchal social values, it is not a coincidence that Afghanistan has one of the highest incidences of gender-based violence, globally. Women and girls face a dual battle of being victims of a perpetual wave of domestic violence that spans their entire life--from physical and sexual abuse to psychological degradation. This has been exacerbated by the erosion of local livelihoods, and insecurity at the hands of armed groups which have seamlessly contributed to female vulnerability.

Our Goals

UNDP supports the Government of Afghanistan to help women to take-up leadership roles and see that women are supported and trained to take part in decision-making processes at the community level, and in sub-national and national governance roles. UNDP also works with civil society to extend justice and legal aid to more women. MORE

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Reclaiming the Right to Shelter & Basic Services

UNDP’s helps ensure that Afghan women, including returnees and internally displaced persons have access to assistance for shelter and basic services. MORE

Our Stories

  • UNDP AFGHANISTAN / Titus Moetsabi: LIEUTENANT COLONEL LATIF BAYAT AND CAPTAIN ZOHRA DAULATZIA DISCUSS THEIR EXPERIENCES AS POLICE OFFICERS.

    Afghan police recruit women to fight crime and stigma

    Kabul, Afghanistan — It was four years ago that Captain Zohra Daulatzia joined the Afghan National Police. But the mother of two girls still gets excited about more

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Projects and Initiatives

 GEP-II

Gender Equality Project II (GEP II)

The Gender Equality Project II focuses on three major areas or problems that Afghan women currently face; first, lack or weak support provides to women’s right through policies and legal documents of Afghanistan; Second, feeble participation of women in the economic activities of country; this has resulted in women dependency economically on other family members. more

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