The gender mainstreaming work plan for the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program has been finalized. A consultative meeting to receive inputs on the work plan took place on 14th of August and included prominent participants such as representatives from the civil society, line ministries, international community, parliament, and the Ministry of Women Affairs.
With this document the members of High Peace Council and Joint Secretariat hope to strengthen Afghan women’s role in the peace process as well as increase the awareness of APRP and the peace process among Afghan women. For a start, HPC and JS strongly recommend that 25 percent of each Provincial Peace Council staff consist of women.
One key component of the gender mainstreaming work plan is to develop the capacity of women involved in the peace process—also at the provincial level. The women will receive trainings on topics such as diplomatic or grievance resolution.
The document is pending for final approval.