Afghan Women's Network
AWN

Afghan Women's Network

Afghanistan's National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325- Women, Peace and Security

Afghan Women’s Network would like to congratulate the National Unity Government, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Women Leaders and Activists for the launch of the Afghanistan’s First National Action Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

 

The official launch of the Afghanistan NAP by the President of Afghanistan H.E. Mohammad Ashraf is an achievement that show the NUG commitment towards the importance of women, peace and security agenda. Today launch is a milestone towards accountability of all relevant government ministries, Independent Institutions, Governors and civil society in Afghanistan.

 

AWN as a leading and only network focusing on women, peace and security agenda as one of it is strategic priorities have been key player in implementation on UNSCR 1325, awareness raising, capacity building, provision of technical support as member of Steering committee and Technical Committee of NAP development and producing of research and monitoring reports focusing on UNSCR 1325 implementation.

AWN since 2010 have been able to produce annual monitoring reports on implementation of UNSCR 1325 in Afghanistan, lobbying and advocating for women’s increment in the Provincial Peace Council, technical capacity building for women members of provincial peace council, producing monitoring women security in transition cycle reports, establishment of peace committee where women representatives were provided the space to discuss peace, conflict resolution, negotiations etc, AWN has also played an active and major role to provide provincial consultations for the development of Afghanistan NAP in Eight regional zones.

AWN would like to announce it is commitment towards transparent and impactful implementation of Afghanistan’s first NAP on women, peace and security. AWN would be:

  1. AWN as official representative of civil society in Steering Committee and Technical Committee will continue it is efforts towards implementation of NAP
  2. AWN will continue to produce annual monitoring report on implementation of UNSCR 1325 particularly referring to the NAP implementation from now onward.
  3. AWN would like to extend it is support and technical capacity at the Kabul and provincial level through it is members, provincial offices to ensure effective implementation of Afghanistan NAP on women, peace and security.
  4. While it is encouraging that President emphasized on allocation of specific budget for implementation of NAP 1325, we call on international community to coordinate and allocate this budget immediately.
  5. We call on government ministries to share the NAP with their relevant departments to raise their awareness and start their immediate engagement toward its implementation.