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My hope for this virtual space is that it will serve as a network for communication and coordination of activities among activists, advocates, policy-makers, development workers, researchers, academics and others who are ‘doing gender’ work in Afghanistan. My vision for the café is that it will give us a mechanism to share training materials, manuals, guides, handbooks and other information so we can learn from each other (rather than re-inventing the wheel and pouring resources into duplicating each others’ efforts). Please link with the Afghan Gender Cafe. Send submissions for posting resources and information to share knowledge and experiences.

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Ms. Vic Getz, PhD

Gender Development Specialist/Environmental Sociologist

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Voices

Safe Motherhood/Maternity - voices wanted!

Afghan Women's Council Peace Conference Declaration.

Palwasha Hassan - Rights and Democracy - Hands-off approach needed.
The Canadian Press


Women Without Borders Conference Excerpts - Muslims and the West Living Together - But how?

What Do Women Say

Anita Anand reviews A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini


Poetry and Stories

Afghan Wire Poetry Complete translation of Nadia Anjuman's first volume "Smoke-Veined Flower"


Women of Courage: Intimate Stories from Afghanistan by Katherine Kiviat and Scott Heidler

A Weeping Maidenby Dr. Shir Mohammad Naqshbandi Thutakhil Translated by Dr. Hassan Pashto English

Sustainable Private Enterprise NEW!

Tolo-e Zanan- Afghanistan (
The Sunrise of Afghan Women) Sustainable Energy Services- Creating Electricity/Empowering Women. Afghanistan has a chance to rebuild in a way that other countries would envy:Decentralized power systems based on renewable energy resources that rapidly meet the needs ofdevelopment and local governance activities are viable NOW.

World of Women Business Market- the first place where women’s business services and production is extended to the people -.provides various kinds of services and products, handicrafts, restaurant, clothing, women's gym, diagnostic clinic and more. Come shop with us. Address: Silo Road, opposite Ariana Kabul Hotel, Kote Sangi, Kabul.

Training Materials

Gender Mainstreaming Guide for Afghan Civil Society - Counterpart International


Outreach to Afghan Women Guide- Counterpart International


Gender Mainstreaming Manual (2007) UNDP/MoWA pdf


Gender Awareness Training Manual - Counterpart International (Dari) pdf

A Toollkit for Progressive Policymakers in Developing Countries by Sophie Sutcliffe and Julius Court(Overseas Development Institute reprint 2007 pdf)

Gender Awareness Manual Handouts - DACAAR (Dari)

Basic Tips for Fund-raising for Small NGOs/Civil Society in Developing Countries (2007) by Jayne Cravens (pdf)

Revisiting Gender Training - The making and remaking of gender knowledge: A global source book. Maitrayee Mukhipadhyay and Franz Wong, eds., Royal Tropical Institute 2007

Gender Responsive Budgeting in Practice: A Training Manual (UNFPA - Eng)

Gender Responsive Budgeting and Women's Rights: A Resource Pack
(UNFPA - Eng)

Inclusive Security, Sustainable Peace: A Toolkit for Advocacy and Action - Women Waging Peace and International Alert (2004) Available in Dari/Pashto English
News

Women for Afghan Women Family Guidance Center in the news -

Afghan Children Forgotten Victims of War - UNAMA Press Conference Transcript

Paying off a Debt with a Daughter BBC News

Sex Trade Thrives in AfghanistanALISA TANG Associated Press

Despite denial and punishment, sex trade thrives in Afghanistan, Alisa Tang

Malalai Joya: courage under fire Glyn Strong

Opium Brides

Afghan Police Women Face Uphill Battle by Alastair Leithead, BBC News

International Islamic Police Women's Conference held in Kabul

"When I Leave My House, I'm Not Sure I'll Make It Back"
Interview with Malalai Joya (IPS News)

Unveiling Women's Rightsby Fawzia Sheikh (IPS News)

Three Names the World Should Know by Stephen Leahy (IPS News)

Afghanistan Girl's Education Initiative Gets a Boost (UNICEF)
Also see
Afghanistan Girls Education Initiative (AGEI)

AfghanWire.com

Afghan Women's Network Statement (October 2007) Afghan Women are concerned about deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan and loss of innocent citizens in suicide bombing.

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"Interagency Gender Forum:”
A platform for coordination, information sharing, sharing lessons learned and best practices. [ Formerly ACBAR Gender Working Group]
August 6 English
Dari
September 3 (Gender Training in Afghanistan) English
November 7 (Gender Training in Afghanistan II) English
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Job Vacancies

Two vacancies: Trainers for ToT on non-violence

News and Advocacy

New Facebook Page - Afghan Women's Rights - Please Join!!

Some recent statements regarding the Shia Family Law

Statement of Women's Civil Movement of Afghanistan

Afghan Civil Society Statement

Canadian Women for Afghan Women - It's criminal not cultural!

Letter to Media - Glyn Strong and Fiona Hodgson

Shia Family Law in the News

Three Cheers for Afghan Women

Return to Servitude


What You Should Know About Women's Rights in Afghanistan - Anand Gopal

If not Amended, Law is an Offence to Hazaras: Mohaqiq

Afghan Clerics Defend the Law

Afghan Ministers, MPs and Civil Society Protest the Law

 

Taleban, the Sequel?

Karzai orders review 

Sydney Morning Herald - Karzai Orders Review

Shia Family Law - Karzai signs "Rape Law"  The Times

The Guardian

The Independent

The New York Times

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Other News

Women for Afghan Women Family Guidance Center in the news -

Afghan Children Forgotten Victims of War - UNAMA Press Conference Transcript

Paying off a Debt with a Daughter BBC News

Sex Trade Thrives in Afghanistan ALISA TANG Associated Press

Despite denial and punishment, sex trade thrives in Afghanistan, Alisa Tang

Malalai Joya: courage under fire Glyn Strong

Opium Brides

Afghan Police Women Face Uphill Battle by Alastair Leithead, BBC News

International Islamic Police Women's Conference held in Kabul

"When I Leave My House, I'm Not Sure I'll Make It Back"
Interview with Malalai Joya (IPS News)

Unveiling Women's Rights by Fawzia Sheikh (IPS News)

Three Names the World Should Know by Stephen Leahy (IPS News)

Afghanistan Girl's Education Initiative Gets a Boost (UNICEF)
Also see
Afghanistan Girls Education Initiative (AGEI) 

AfghanWire.com

Afghan Women's Network Statement (October 2007) Afghan Women are concerned about deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan and loss of innocent citizens in suicide bombing.

Women's District Development Assemblies in Panjshir Province - UNDP National Area-Based Development Programme (NABDPll)

Nancy Hatch Dupree's "An Historical Guide to Afghanistan" available on line.

The US-Afghan Women's Council (USAWC) Ninth Semi-Annual Meeting Convened

US House Approves Afghanistan Aid Bill with Provisions for Afghan Women and Girls