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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.
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A summary of the Knowledge Attitudes and Practices survey on women’s economic rights in Afghanistan that UN Women undertook in 2015. The study covered seven provinces in Afghanistan asking women and men about their understanding of women’s economic rights in theory and practice, as well as gender-based violence. The results will help form baseline information that can help shape future programming in these areas.
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An introduction to UN Women’s HeForShe campaign in Afghanistan, which was launched in June 2015 under the slogan “A Brave Man Stands for Women”. The HeForShe campaign in Afghanistan looks to spark honest discussion and dialogue in Afghan society, particularly among Afghan men and boys, about the issues Afghan women face, the causes and consequences, and the actions men and boys can take in their own lives to support gender equality.
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Addressing the need for the ensuring gender responsiveness of the legislation in Afghanistan is one of the important aspects of efforts to ensure gender equality. Over the last several years the efforts to improve legislation from gender perspective has been successful however still there is a number of issues that needs to be addressed. Issues including age of marriage, forced marriage, rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment are among are still among the controversial issues that should be...
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Inclusive Cities. Toward gender equality, youth empowerment, and non-discrimination.