Under the support of Afghan Women Empowerment (AWE) program of the United State Embassy in Afghanistan, BRD will enhance the capacity of 45 women lead organizations to promote and protect women human rights at the local level in Afghanistan. The overall objective of the initiative is to enhance the capacity of women-led civil society organizations (CSOs) in leadership, women’s rights monitoring and advocacy.

The project will raise the broader awareness of women rights, regarding their constitutional and international human rules of law and enhance CSOs ability to advocate for legislative change. These elements will help to improve the enjoyment of women’s rights and develop the leadership, networking, and advocacy skills of women-led CSOs in the target provinces. Through the project, the women CSOs will be trained and supported in order to link their advocacy work with the international human rights mechanisms and will be provided with necessary skills to utilize the UN system of human rights. Through the project, the women CSOs will be trained and supported in order to link their advocacy work with the international human rights mechanisms and will be provided with necessary skills to utilize the UN system of human rights. This latest will be carried out through shadow report, alternative reports on the women issues including monitoring of the recommendations of Geneva Based UN mechanism by the Government of Afghanistan, which will help to systemize the advocacy process by the women led civil society in Afghanistan.

The project will also facilitate networking and partnership building among the CSOs to ensure their collective strength, which will be the key for effective promotion of women human rights and policy advocacy.

BRD- Project ; Empowering Afghan Women Lead Civil Society to Monitor and Advocate Women Rights

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