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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.

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.

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.

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue XIV: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls in Prisons and Detention Settings

Monday, August 31, 2020

UN Women and UNFPA, with contributions from the UNAMA, the International Legal Foundation (ILF) and Human Rights Watch (HRW), issue this 14th alert to continue to highlight the gender specific impacts of COVID-19 in Afghanistan. This alert focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls in prisons and detention settings, including girls in juvenile rehabilitation centers (JRCs).

Gender Alert on COVID-19 in Afghanistan | Issue XIII: The impact of COVID-19 on Girls, Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Friday, July 24, 2020

UN Women, UNICEF and UNFPA jointly issue this thirteenth alert to continue to highlight the gender specific impacts of COVID-19 in Afghanistan. This alert focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Afghanistan’s youth: girls, adolescent girls and young women.

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