Afghanistan on Initiative "Planet 50-50 by 2030"

Institutionalizing Women's Rights for Afghanistan's Future

In the last 15 years Afghanistan has made great strides to improve upon the injustices against women and to change Afghanis societal perspectives regarding equality.


Within their government, a woman holds the position of the deputy foreign minister for economic affairs and five other deputy ministerial positions are occupied by women. As well as the appointment of three female ambassadors, with a fourth being appointed soon, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


“In addition, Afghanistan has enacted the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVWA) law, which criminalizes all forms of harmful traditional practices. And the country has recently adopted an effective National Action Plan for the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, committing to promote women in leadership and their meaningful participation in conflict-prevention, peace negotiations, and post-conflict processes.” As reported by M. Ashraf Haidari.