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Women’s Economic Engagement in South Asia

The status of women’s labour force participation in the eight member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is still below the expectations of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Afghanistan’s low ranking among these Read More

A Closer Look at Men and “Masculinities”: Their Proactive Contribution to Gender Equality

Masculinity is defined as how people perceive male-ness. The overall goal of this research is a comprehensive understanding of different notions of being a man in Afghanistan and how they contribute to gender inequality. The study addressed boys’ and men’s Read More

Agriculture for Nutrition in Afghanistan Stakeholder Consultation

Much attention is given in humanitarian work to therapeutic approaches to improving the nutrition of vulnerable groups, but the contribution of agricultural development and the food system to improving rural and urban diets also needs to be increased.

The Other Side of Gender Inequality: Men and Masculinities in Afghanistan

The overall purpose of the research is to achieve an in-depth understanding of different notions of being a man in Afghanistan and how they contribute to gender inequality. This report is the result of a collaborative research project by the Read More

Women and the Elections: Facilitating and Hindering Factors in the Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

The policy note will briefly present a framework that can help us in analysing and drawing upon motivations for women voting and running for elections, and factors that facilitate and/or hinder their participation as voters and candidates; this will be Read More

The Dilemma of Women and Leadership in Afghanistan: Lessons and Recommendations

Afghanistan is a rural, patriarchal, traditional and religious society. At almost all levels, decision-making dynamics are top-down and largely informal. Identity is shaped by factors such as ethnicity, social privilege, financial assets, or by one’s authority—formal or informal—the source of Read More

Gender, youth and urban labour market participation: evidence from the tailoring sector in Kabul, Afghanistan

The creation of good jobs and decent work in conflict-affected places is widely seen to generate not just better-off households, but also safer societies and more legitimate states. However, so much of the good jobs agenda is dominated by technical Read More

The contribution of BRAC’s life skills education and livelihoods trainings to social inclusion in Afghanistan

This study adopts a social exclusion lens to analyse the effects of BRAC’s life skills education and livelihoods trainings for young women in Afghanistan and tests assumptions about the role labour programmes can play in contributing to social inclusion. It Read More

Women’s Economic Empowerment in Afghanistan, 2002-2012: Information Mapping and Situational Analysis

In the recent socio-economic culture of Afghanistan, as in most countries since the industrial revolution’s introduction of the artificial division between production and reproduction, women’s participation in the labour economy, whether productive or reproductive, has been invisible and unaccounted for Read More

Women’s Rights, Gender Equality, and Transition: Securing gains, moving forward

The ouster of the Taliban in 2001 ushered in a new era of opportunity for women in Afghanistan. This paper examines the gains made over the past decade for Afghan women and girls and explores the obstacles that continue to Read More