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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.