Nov 2020

On Monday 16th of November, AfD attended the virtual event: “Protecting Education and Addressing Child Protection Challenges in Afghanistan”, featuring the Permanent Missions of Afghanistan, Norway, and Sweden to the UN in Geneva, Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA), Save the Children International and Afghanistan Country Office, UNICEF Afghanistan and World Vision. An initiative aiming to address challenges and progress made in regards to education protection in Afghanistan.

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Nov 2020

As if four decades of war were not enough, then came the pandemic. A 2018 joint report by the Afghanistan Ministry of Education and UNICEF, estimated that as many as 3.7 million children in Afghanistan were out of school, 60 per cent of them girls.

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Nov 2020

The 2020 Gender-Differentiated Consequences of COVID-19 Survey, aiming toward “assessing gendered impacts of COVID-19 on the population of Afghanistan”, has been published to encour­age the promotion of a gender-sensitive response to the unfolding humanitarian situation which puts the needs of women and girls at the fore.

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Nov 2020

This article takes into consideration the gender perspective towards inclusion in education, focusing on girls’ access to education in Afghanistan. In particular, we focus on Action for Development’s “school for street-working children” program in Kabul, aiming at providing equal access to school for the community’s most marginalized boys and girls.

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Nov 2020

Under the no-cost extension of the SUN Pooled Fund Project Afghanistan, Action for Development (AfD), developed a project to train CHWs in Family MUAC in 5 provinces in Afghanistan – Panjsher, Kabul, Dykundi, Bamyan, Jawzjan – selecting several districts in each province where training in Family MUAC will be provided to caregivers and female CHWs. Community health workers in Afghanistan work as a male-female couple and are based in a health post, serving a population of 1000-1500 per pair. 

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