UN Women Afghanistan 2nd Newsletter 2020
This second edition of the newsletter, covering August - October, reflects our transit from an immediate rapid response to COVID-19, to a longer-term programmatic focus operating in the peace-development-humanitarian nexus.
At this critical time, we worked with the Ministry of Public Health to ensure all COVID-19 hospitals and quarantine centers now have a separate room for women survivors of violence. We listened to our women’s rights activists on the ground and our call for ideas supporting community-based women-led COVID-19 related interventions reached 30 out of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces. On UNSCR1325, in partnership with UNAMA, we convened a high-level dialogue amongst leading Afghan women, Member States and the United Nations examining what the next 20 years of women, peace, and security in Afghanistan can achieve and how to get there. Our commitment to Afghan women is unwavering and our vision for building a post- COVID-19 peaceful Afghanistan founded on equality and inclusion is stronger than ever.