THE LONG STRUGGLE OF AFGHAN WOMEN
Afghan women are at a very important juncture today. They endured the Taliban’s oppressive rule and have come a long way today fighting for their gains. For the beginners, we would like to walk you through the conflicted past ...
Afghan Government’s Commitments towards Women’s Rights
The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is committed to Universal Declaration of Human Rights including seven international conventions on human rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against women (CEDAW), UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, and the Beijing Declaration. In order to materialize these commitments, it has taken the necessary measures in the fields of drafting laws, regulations, policies, creating structures, adapting and implementing programs. The National Action Plan of Resolution 1325, the establishment of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), special courts for cases of violence against women, enactment of laws for prohibiting violence against women, the adoption of national programs for women’s empowerment in various areas to strengthen the participation of Afghan women in various processes in decision-making are live examples of these measures.