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Featured Commitment: Women’s Empowerment Plan

Compromiso destacado: plan de empoderamiento de las mujeres

Engagement en vedette: plan d'autonomisation des femmes

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What's in the 2019 Action Plans

This commitment story is featured in What’s in the 2019 Action Plans. Read the full publication here. 

What’s in the 2019 Action Plans Explore commitments OGP members made in their 2019 action plans, including commitments to watch in each of the eight focus policy areas in OGP’s three year strategy.

Gender equality is a central policy aim of the Afghan government. However, the government has faced obstacles in implementing a national women’s empowerment plan. While the National Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan gained some ground for gender equality, it suffered from a lack of implementation planning, budget, and monitoring. Having learned from past efforts, the government has committed to establish a joint committee of women ministers and civil society leaders to design a five-year national women empowerment plan with clear budget, monitoring, and evaluation processes. Importantly, this commitment places women at the center of designing and implementing this new plan. In August of 2020, President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree to establish the Women’s High Council, completing one of the milestones of this commitment. 

 

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Featured Image: Students of National Institute of Management and Administration (NIMA) in Kabul. One of the indicators specified in the Women’s Empowerment Plan of Afghanistan is the inclusion of gender equality issues in the educational curriculum. Photo by Abbas Farzami / Rumi Consultancy / World Bank

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