Afghan Women's Network

Afghan Women's Network

the empowerment of Women and the role of women in the Afghan society

On date 21 May 2016 a Joint Symposium of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the kingdom of Norway and the United States of America held under name of “the empowerment of Women and the role of women in the Afghan society” at the presidential palace of Afghanistan. In this symposium the efforts were to discuss Achievements, and challenges on the head of Afghan Government in relation to Women’s empowerment and recommendations discussed in the Symposium of Norway .

This is the 3rd symposium in the relation of symposiums held in Nov, 2013 at the University of Jorje Town Washington and 23 November 2014 in Oslo Norway. 

In this symposium more than 300 high ranked of the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, senior from foreign and international organizations, member of the parliament, Provincial council, HPC , governmental Authorities and Civil Society Organization from all over Afghanistan participated . 


Afghan Women’s Network as one of the technical member of this symposium along with the country first lady office, MoWA, MoFA have honor of an active membership in its working group and technical committee, participating in the preliminary meetings and decision making. AWN also introduces the speaker and members the discussion with able and professional women from Kabul and province and introducing of participants from Kabul and provinces . AWN worked in preparation of the symposium’s resolution      

During the symposium 6 discussions have been held including (Education and culture, health, Women economic empowerment, women in Islam, Women in Judicial and political participation) and the draft of resolution as result of the discussion have been taken by the technical Groups and that’s reading.

the symposium is ended with speech of H.E the country first lady, she repeated this success to the participants and congratulate this achievement for the participant and for all women of the Afghanistan as whole, And express here gratitude from the organizers of holding this symposium .she also added that holding the symposium successful and participation of women from the provinces is honor for all of us on international level and is a very big achievement.


Following Steps: the resolution of this symposium is very good message from the commitment of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for two upcoming sessions ( WARSA in July 2016 ) and Broxal in Oct 2015 .

At the end certificate for successful ending the symposium is distributed to the participants