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).
Focus on Building Capacity For Grassroots Action in Protection of Environment in Afghanistan
Aug 22, 2013
Kabul, Afghanistan: Representatives from 40 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from Afghanistan participated in a Global Environment Facility (GEF)-Small Grants Programme (SGP)-led exercise aimed at enhancing their technical capacity for development of projects for natural resource management, climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation.
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.
New Legal Aid Grant Facility To Bring Justice Closer to Vulnerable Groups
Aug 20, 2013
Kabul: Greater and more equitable access to justice will become a reality for Afghan citizens with the soon-to-be-established Legal Aid Grant Facility LAGF). A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Afghanistan’s Ministry of Justice, the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA) and the United Nations’ Development Programme to establish and implement the LAGF, here today.
WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY: AN INTERNATIONAL DAY TO CELEBRATE THE HUMANITARIAN SPIRIT
Aug 19, 2013
New York — Today marks the tenth anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, an attack that claimed the lives of 22 UN and aid agency staff including the Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Iraq, Sérgio Vieira de Mello.
National Dialogue on Rights of Street Vendors
Jul 12, 2013
12 July, Kabul- What do money changers, vegetable sellers, small food cart pushers, shoe shiners, itinerant fix-it technicians, roadside hairdressers and mobile food caterers in Kabul all have in common? They are all considered “street vendors” and are a part of the informal economy. These are people who earn their living by buying, selling and trading goods and services without involvement and support from the government.
Women in Kandahar Display Handicrafts, Call for Access to Markets
Jul 1, 2013
A three-day exhibition of local hand-made items recently concluded at the Kandahar Information and Culture department. The exhibition was inaugurated by Kandahar Governor, Dr Toryalai Wesa in the presence of heads of women affairs, information and culture, and other senior provincial dignitaries.
Netherlands Supports Justice and Human Rights with $2.5M
Jun 13, 2013
The Embassy of the Netherlands and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan have signed a cost sharing agreement (CSA) to enhance policy development and increase access to justice services across Afghanistan. The US$ 2.49 million cost-sharing agreement covers UNDP activities until December 2015, carried out under the Justice and Human Rights in Afghanistan (JHRA) Project.
Afghan Women Participate in Herat Seminar to Boost Women’s Representation in Government
Jun 10, 2013
The Herat Provincial Governor Office and regional office of the Civil Service Commission launched a one day seminar for more than 100 female civil servants and members of civil society to increase the effectiveness of women in government and to support gender mainstreaming across the public service.
Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Theme of World Environment Day
Jun 6, 2013
Community-based approaches in disaster risk reduction in Afghanistan were unveiled as part of the observance of the World Environment Day, here today. Non-governmental Organizations displayed best practices in the areas of plans, policies, tools and methods to address the issue of natural disasters across regions in Afghanistan with a view to identify mechanisms to reduce the impact of natural disaster in comprehensive way.