Women's Empowerment

Afghanistan’s first female Provincial Council Chair in Bamyan province, Tayeba Khawary, in her office. Photo: UNDP Afghanistan / 2015
  • Gender Equality Project (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.

Our Work - Women's Empowerment

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.

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