RUKHSHANA – a Theater Performance Based on a True Story
Dec 17, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Afghanistan organized Rukshana, a theatre performance based on the true story of an Afghan woman who has suffered through violence and emerged as an icon for women’s rights. The performance, aimed at raising awareness about women rights and access to justice, was designed to help reduce violence against women and girls across the country.
Afghan Police to Get Pay Rise
Dec 14, 2017
The Afghan police will get a five percent pay rise to alleviate the effects of current inflation rates and make police salaries more in line with those of other civil service employees. The rise in police salaries will be effective January 2018, thanks to continued support from donors of UNDP’s Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA). The pay rise was announced at the LOTFA board meeting co-chaired by minister of interior Wais Ahmad Barmak and UNDP Afghanistan country director Jocelyn Mason, and attended by senior diplomats and representatives of LOTFA donors, on December 11, 2017.
Afghanistan Launches US$71 Million Initiative to Prepare Rural Communities for Climate Change
Dec 13, 2017
The Government of Afghanistan, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Least Developed Countries Fund, has launched a new multi-million dollar project aimed at insulating vulnerable Afghan communities from the worst impacts of climate change.
International Volunteer Day Marked in Kabul
Dec 13, 2017
To mark International Volunteer Day, hundreds of school and university students, members of the association for the blind, civil society activists, residents and shopkeepers participated in a street-cleaning campaign and donated blood.
First-Ever Class of Gender and Women’s Studies Programme Graduated from Kabul University.
Nov 7, 2017
The first batch of students who have completed the Master’s Programme in Gender and Women’s studies at Kabul University have just received their diplomas. The 22 students (15 women and seven men) started their studies in October 2015. Over the past two years, the students studied key areas related to gender equality and women’s rights, such as legal protection, and the role of women in poverty reduction, conflict resolution, civil society engagement and politics.
Productive and Fruitful Hands
Oct 22, 2017
People from Yangi Qala, Dasht Qala of Takhar and Imam Sahib district of Kunuz introduce their local products in an exhibition
New Facilities for Female Police Officers
Oct 22, 2017
Serving as a police officer in Afghanistan is a major challenge, but for women choosing to serve in the force, the challenge is even greater. In addition to the inherent security risks, cultural restrictions and potential for workplace harassment, there is a lack of dedicated facilities for women, and this makes the work of female police especially difficult. The Afghan police force currently numbers 157,000, yet only 2 per cent of these are women.
Bridging the Gap: MOI and UNDP to Strengthen Police-Community Partnership:
Oct 10, 2017
Supported by UNDP, the Ministry of Interior held a two-day national conference to strengthen police and community partnerships. Over 500 participants attended the event, including senior government officials, members of police community partnership councils, lawmakers, police officials from all 34 provinces, members of civil society, and human rights activists. The conference took place after a series of seminars and consultation sessions over the past year with community elders and police officials throughout the country.
The Power of Nature: How Renewable Energy is Changing Lives in Afghanistan
Sep 13, 2017
The whole world is embracing wind energy, and plants can be found everywhere today. UNDP is working with the Afghan Government's Rural Development Ministry and local communities to embrace this clean and sustainable source of power.
My Country Through My Own Eyes
Aug 13, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme in Afghanistan, in cooperation with the Afghan Ministry of Economy, ran a countrywide photo contest called “My Country Through My Own Eyes” to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to display progress of the SDGs in Afghanistan. The contest had two categories: photos taken on mobile phones by amateurs and photos by professional photojournalists.