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  • Afghan Police Officers receive for the first time an illustrated Code of Conduct Apr 21, 2014

    Dushanbe, Tajikistan: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan signed today an Exchange of Note with the Government of Japan and Grant Agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to support the “ Project for Livelihood Improvement in Tajik-Afghan Cross-border Areas (LITACA)”.

  • UN system in Afghanistan recommits to gender equality and women’s empowerment Mar 7, 2014

    Kabul: As the United Nations prepares to celebrate International Women’s Day, which falls on 8 March annually, the UN system in Afghanistan is marking the Day with a recommitment to its efforts to help improve gender equality and women’s empowerment.

  • Government of South Korea commits over $ 43 million to improve women’s rights and delivery of basic services in Afghanistan Dec 16, 2013

    Kabul: The Republic of Korea has pledged more than US$43 million for the next three years to support the implementation of projects to improve women’s rights and delivery of basic services in Afghanistan.

  • “Religious Leaders’ Support Key to Ensuring Rights For” Women Dec 2, 2013

    Religious scholars representing nearly every province of Afghanistan have voiced their support to propagating the message of Islam on women’s rights and the need for elimination of all forms of violence against women. More than 100 Islamic scholars, including women scholars participated in the three-day workshop on “Analysis of Women’s Rights and Elimination of Violence against Women in Islam.

  • Violence against women is not acceptable and can be prevented Nov 25, 2013

    New York – Every year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during their lifetime.

  • Afghan Businesswomen Highlight Role of Entrepreneurship in Human Development Nov 5, 2013

    In a first of its kind assembly, over 300 women came together to find solutions for increasing women’s role in businesses and entrepreneurship development in Afghanistan, here today. The assembly of women entrepreneurs was convened by the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) with assistance from the United Nations Development Programme’s Gender Equality Project.

  • UNDP and UN Women Join Hands To Launch Online Community on Gender Issues in Afghanistan Oct 2, 2013

    Kabul: Now solutions for any gender practitioners in the country are only a text message away. Solution Exchange Afghanistan’s Community of Practice (CoP) for Gender Equality, an online network of practitioners and professionals working on women’s empowerment, gender equality, and increasing the role of Afghan women in peace building, governance and development, was launched here today by the Community’s co-conveners, UNDP and UN Women in Afghanistan .

  • UNDP Supports Gender Training of 35 Faculty Members of Kabul University Sep 17, 2013

    Kabul: The Ministry of Women’s Affairs with assistance from United Nations Development Program’s Gender Equality Project started a training program today for 35 members of Kabul University Faculty, representing almost all the departments of Kabul University including Law and Diplomacy, Language Literature, Journalism, Agriculture, Computer Science, Engineering, Fine Arts, Islamic Studies, Geo Science, Pharmacy, Psychology, Physical Science and Social Science. The two-day workshop is designed to reinforce the capacity of the faculty members for a holistic understanding of gender issues.

  • Efforts to Ramp up Gender Responsive Budgeting in Six Ministries Aug 31, 2013

    Kabul: Six ministries of the Government of Afghanistan were the focus of a workshop on implementation of Gender-responsive Budgeting (GRB) that concluded, here today. The workshop was jointly organized by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs with support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Gender Equality Project (GEP).

  • Women Jewelers in the Making in Rural Herat Aug 21, 2013

    Herat: Rural women in Herat in the western edge of Afghanistan will soon find new skills in jewelry design and production can open new vistas for greater income in their hands. With support of the UNDP Gender Equality Project and under the aegis of the Department of Women’s Affairs (DoWA), 20 women from six villages of Enjil District are poised to try their hand at jewelry production.

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