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Women's Empowerment Plan (AF0030)



Action Plan: Afghanistan Action Plan 2019-2021

Action Plan Cycle: 2019

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Ministry of Women Affairs

Support Institution(s): Attorney General Office Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) The Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) The Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs (MoHRA) Women related Civil Society Organizations Ministry of Education Ministry of Rural and Rehabilitation Ministry of Agriculture Ministry of Economic Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs Ministry of Health Ministry of Industry and Commerce Women Chamber of Commerce CSOs International Organizations

Policy Areas

Gender, Marginalized Communities, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


What is the public problem that the commitment will address?
National Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan (NAPWA) was not effective owing to lack of implementation plan, monitoring and budget. However, that plan had some considerable achievements: From the main 31 indicators in this plan only 8 was fully implemented (Law on Violence Prevention, Establishment of 27 supportive centers and policy incentives). 15 indicators substantially implemented but 8 indicators implemented negligibly.
Nation Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan was not successful due to following reasons:
 Unrealistic indicators
 Lack of proper monitoring system
 Lack of allocated budget for this plan
 No coordination in the implementation of action plan at the provincial level
 Bureaucracy, dispersion and different regulations from the government side
 Lack of awareness at ministerial and independent offices from the goals of plan
 Lengthiness of the plan

What is the commitment?
Women empowerment plan will be prepared in participation with CSOs and relevant government officials. It will be a comprehensive multi-dimensional plan which entails all relevant aspects of women empowerment. Moreover, this plan is supposed be fully implemented, monitored and evaluated.

How will the commitment contribute to solving the public problem?
National plan on women empowerment is a comprehensive plan, consists of budget, implementation and monitoring plans. This plan will be prepared for five-year period with quarter and annual operational plans and particular implementation scrutiny. There will be a ToR for all relevant stakeholders in this plan and authorities will perform their activities with predefined framework. This plan will be comprehensive and Afghanistan-inclusive. Offices in the country will draft their plans on women empowerment on the basis of National Empowerment Plan. It will avoid overlaps, preparing and implementing of unspecified policies in the relevant offices. This plan can also reflect the unfulfilled goals of the national strategy and action plan on combat violence against women. National plan on women empowerment can be used as guidelines framework for donors and balance gender equality in government priorities.

Followings expected from national plan on women empowerment
- Participation of women in the government leadership and key positions will increase
- All legal documents shall be complied into a uniformed document
- Single and uniform mechanism for the implementation of women affairs programs in Afghanistan

This plan includes 12 sub-indicators as followings:
- Specify indicators to develop new values, spread and strengthen them in association with ministry of culture
- Specify indicators for gender equality issues in the educational curriculum at school level
- Specify indicators for monitoring and evaluation of activities in the offices as per their programs
- Specify indicators to bring change in the recruitment system and apply these changes across the country
- Specify indicators for the presence of women in decision making in the economic, political, social and cultural sectors.
- Specify indicators to enable women to receive education within Afghanistan and outside the country
- Specify indicators for a safe working environment for women in public and private sectors.
- Plan for the expansion of harassment prevention committee in the offices
- Plan for women capacity building in the field of information technology and its implementation in 10 provinces

Moreover, the followings can considered in case of need;
1- Policy for women inheritance ownership
2- Strengthen women participation in election
3- Partnership development program Why is this commitment relevant to OGP values?
National plan on women empowerment is prepared in participation with relevant government offices, and CSOs it ensures civic participation. Moreover, CSOs monitor the implementation of plan which increases accountability and transparency.

Additional information
Policy on Supporting Women in War and Emergency Situations
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, on women, peace, and security;
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG);
Law on Prevention of Violence Against Women;
National Strategy and Action Plan on Combatting Violence Against Women.


  1. Revise Law on Recruitment and Authority of Attorneys General

    AF0014, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  2. Revise Law on Local Government

    AF0015, 2019, Legislation & Regulation

  3. Establish Anti-Corruption Commission

    AF0016, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  4. Draft Beneficial Ownership Legislation

    AF0017, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  5. Portal for Processing Legislative Documents

    AF0018, 2019, Capacity Building

  6. CSO Monitoring of Education

    AF0019, 2019, E-Government

  7. Develop Electronic Complaint System for Local Government

    AF0020, 2019, Capacity Building

  8. Reform and Strengthen Education Data

    AF0021, 2019, Access to Information

  9. Participation in Local Budgeting

    AF0022, 2019, Fiscal Openness

  10. Electronic Revenue Collection System

    AF0023, 2019, Capacity Building

  11. Co-Create University Curriculum

    AF0024, 2019, Education

  12. Reform Promotion System for Police Officers

    AF0025, 2019, E-Government

  13. Monitoring Framework for Medicine Wholesalers

    AF0026, 2019, E-Government

  14. Monitoring of Private and Public Health Centers

    AF0027, 2019, E-Government

  15. Participation in National Budget

    AF0028, 2019, Fiscal Openness

  16. Open Justice for Anti-Corruption

    AF0029, 2019, Anti-Corruption

  17. Women's Empowerment Plan

    AF0030, 2019, Gender

  18. Establishment of Women Grand Council

    AF0031, 2019, Gender

  19. Mechanism of Public Partnership in Inspection Process

    AF0001, 2017, Capacity Building

  20. Law on Processing, Publishing and Enforcing Legislative Documents

    AF0002, 2017, Legislation & Regulation

  21. Courts to Address Violence Against Women

    AF0003, 2017, Access to Justice

  22. Public-Police Partnership Councils

    AF0004, 2017, Capacity Building

  23. Registering Assets of Government Officials

    AF0005, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  24. Scheme for Establishing Health Service Accreditation Entity

    AF0006, 2017, Capacity Building

  25. Urban Improvement National Policy

    AF0007, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

  26. Protection Policy for Women Under Conflict and Emergency Situations

    AF0008, 2017, Fiscal Openness

  27. Civil Society Monitoring Plan for Education and Higher Education

    AF0009, 2017, Education

  28. Plan for the Establishment of a Joint Committee Overseeing the Implementation of the Anti-Corruption Strategy

    AF0010, 2017, Anti-Corruption

  29. Strengthen the Information Mechanism in 60 Governmental Agencies

    AF0011, 2017, Access to Information

  30. Implementing Open Contracting

    AF0012, 2017, Access to Information

  31. Public Participation in Road Network Projects

    AF0013, 2017, Infrastructure & Transport

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