The principle of gender equality is integrated into all of Afghanaid’s work, through which we seek to promote women’s meaningful participation in decision-making processes and equal access to services and resources. As unequal power relations negatively affect the ability of vulnerable groups to access the resources, services, and institutions necessary for human development, we believe integrating gender equality in our work contributes to poverty reduction, economic stability, and peace.

Afghanaid is proud of its achievements in promoting women’s leadership in community development councils, and we continue to seek ways for women to raise their voices on development issues and have more equal influence in the decisions which affect their lives.