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Afghanistan Holds National Gender Summit

by Christin VanZant last modified Oct 12, 2016 08:53 PM
A national summit on gender equality was recently held in Afghanistan that brought together activist and civil society groups to set priorities and establish coalitions.

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The gathering of nearly 300 people, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-fundedPromote Musharikat project, was the first of its kind and features female participants from all 34 provinces of Afghanistan. At the summit, women’s equality activists identified three high-priority issues for women: 1) access to education, 2) violence against women, and 3) access to economic opportunities. With Musharikat support, the delegates will lead efforts to influence national legislation, public policy, and public opinion regarding these issues.



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