Afghan Women's Network
AWN

Afghan Women's Network

Women’s Social & Legal Protection

Women's protection and their access to justice are among AWN's most central activities. Women and children are those that most affected by conflicts. This strategic area seeks to address and highlight the existing gender in equality and the lack of institutions and structures to protect women in Afghanistan.

Within this strategic area, AWN and its members concentrate on women's rights in family affairs, rapid response to violence against women cases and women's access to legal protection. This includes monitoring of law amendments and the implementation of women's rights laws such as the EVAW law, CEDAW, the Family law, Shia Personal law and the Shelter Regulation law. AWN also implements awareness raising initiatives in the communities while conducting advocacy and lobbying to influence decisions in favor of women's rights.