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During his first visit to Afghanistan from 4-7 October, UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra met with several national and international officials as well as civil society representatives to discuss advancing women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality in Afghanistan. As preparations for international troop withdrawal next year and national elections accelerate, he emphasized the need for greater political and economic empowerment of Afghan women while safeguarding existing gains in women’s rights.
The Report of the Sixth South Asia Regional Ministerial Conference co-hosted by the Ministry of Women and ChildDevelopment, Government of India and UN Women present analyses of issues across the region.
A comprehensive analytical report that maps the situation and status of women in South Asia, within the framework of 12 critical areas of concern identified by the Beijing Platform.