BRD- Project on Capacity Building of Women Lead CSOs for women rights monitoring and advocacy – funded by the United State Embassy in Kabul has been started on 1st March 2011. The project team commenced their meetings for identification and selection of the women lead CSOs in the targeted provinces of Kapisa, Parwan, Panjsher, Wardak and Kabul.

The purpose of these meetings were to identify and bring to gather potential women lead organizations in the provinces and brief them on the objective and activities planed under the project and to gain their commitments for their active participation in the project. For gaining more support for the project, the female members of the provincial councils and also the directors of the women affaires departments were also invited to attend the meetings. 

The project was gained broader support from the women lead civil societies, members of the provincial councils and women affairs departments in the respective provinces and they all showed their commitments for their active participation and support. they appreciated BRD efforts and the  support of the US Embassy in Kabul. BRD is in the process of finalizations of potential women lead CSOs in consultation with key stake holders in order to prepare for the organization of the consultation seminar which planed to be held in April.

The seminar will bring to gather leaders of the women civil societies from all the targeted provinces, including women members of the provincial councils and directors of the women affaires departments in Kabul to work on the identification of the key women rights issues in each province and discuss the monitoring mechanisms, including reporting

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