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Gender Responsive Ceasefires and Ceasefire Agreements

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Globally, women have long been at the frontlines of conflict and crisis, often leading and participating in negotiations with parties in conflict to arrive at truce and ceasefire modalities. Yet often, women’s expertise and priorities are excluded from formal ceasefire agreements and monitoring mechanisms. This exclusion is informed by the assumption that discussion on ceasefire requires technical knowledge on military skills.

The Telling Nature of Time: What time-use reveals about gender equality in Afghanistan

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

A time-use survey has not previously been conducted in Afghanistan. As a result, there are data gaps on the contribution to human well-being by Afghan women through their unpaid cooking, cleaning and caring for family as well as their contribution to family businesses. Their work is statistically unrecognized despite the large amounts of women’s time that it consumes, and the restrictions it places on women’s ability to engage in other activities.

Illicit Weapons and Gun Violence in Afghanistan: The Impact on Women’s Lives

Monday, December 28, 2020

Women play diverse roles in the context of armed conflict; as culturally designated caregivers, women must struggle to support their families and keep their households together while the breadwinners fight, or are apprehended or killed. Women and girls are equally affected in a fragile environment where social services and other basic needs become harder/impossible to fulfil. As a primary provider, women are exposed to further abuse.

Beyond Kabul: Women peacebuilders’ reflections on the peace process and the impact of COVID-19

Monday, December 28, 2020

Beyond Kabul: Women peacebuilders’ reflections on the peace process and the impact of COVID-19

Women’s Perspectives on the Prospect of Peace

Monday, December 28, 2020

Bringing together the views of over 800 Afghan women, from eight provinces and various social groups, this study aims to highlight the perspectives of the Afghan women on the peace process, to better inform political elites and decision makers of their concerns; thus, facilitating informed decisions during the intra-Afghan peace negotiations with the Taliban.

UN Women Afghanistan 2nd Newsletter 2020

Thursday, December 10, 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.

Women and Peacebuilding in Afghanistan Post-2001: Analyses and Lessons Learned

Monday, December 7, 2020

In contemporary peacebuilding missions, such as that in Afghanistan, local ownership has been framed as the extent to which domestic actors control the design and implementation of the processes. What happens when local actors are not involved in its design? What happens when they begin to oppose it? And how much of the achievements under liberal frameworks and institutions are self-sustainable when international peacebuilders leave?

Unlocking the Lockdown: Understanding the Gendered Effects of COVID-19 in Afghanistan

Friday, November 6, 2020

The 2020 Gender-Differentiated Consequences of COVID-19 Survey, aiming toward “assessing gendered impacts of COVID-19 on the population of Afghanistan”, has been published to encour­age the promotion of a gender-sensitive response to the unfolding humanitarian situation which puts the needs of women and girls at the fore.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue XV: The impact of COVID19- on women and girls’ education

Thursday, October 8, 2020

UN Women, UNICEF and Human Rights Watch joint­ly issue this fifteenth alert to continue to highlight the gender specific impact of COVID-19 in Afghanistan. This alert focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandem­ic on women and girls’ education and the long-lasting consequences it will have on gender equality, women’s human rights and Afghanistan’s development and peace efforts.

UN Women in Afghanistan: Newsletter Issue 1

Monday, August 31, 2020

[COVID-19 Special Edition] We are launching our first quarterly newsletter at one of the most difficult times in modern history. This is COVID-19 special edition and covers UN Women’s response to COVID-19 in Afghanistan.

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