08 Nov A Mandate to Mainstream: Promoting Gender Equality in Afghanistan
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|Date of Publication||November 08, 2008|
Gender mainstreaming has been identified as the Government of Afghanistan’s chosen strategy for achieving gender equality in the country. This paper from AREU contends that the implementation of this strategy needs to be strengthened significantly for substantive changes to take place. After a thorough exploration of gender mainstreaming in the Afghan context, the paper presents opinions on its progress from staff working within eight different ministries. It presents the achievements of gender mainstreaming to date and suggests both technical and institutional ways forward.