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Govt, civil society work to empower women activists

Govt, civil society work to empower women activists

Mar 28, 2011 - 19:01

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Ministry of Womeninfo-icon’s Affairs (MoWA) and the Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) will sign a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday for a training project to empower women activists.

The training in networking, negotiation and advocating skills is aimed at strengthening the commitment to women’s empowerment in Afghanistaninfo-icon, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs said in a statement.

A ceremony will be held on Tuesday from 9am to 11am in Kabul, the statement said.

"Inequality between men and women in Afghanistan has been a continuous difficulty but the people of Afghanistan, especially women, are committed to a positive change in the societyinfo-icon," it said.

Signing the memorandum of understanding aims to strengthen the collaboration between the government and women civil society members, it said.

"This will improve a two-way cooperation between government and civil society. The MoWA will receive civil society’s support in approaching the people of various communities and raising awareness about their programmes and policies," the statement said, adding the women's ministry will also consider recommendations from civil society about laws, regulations, policies and programmes which affect women.

The training, to be launched on the same day, will enhance women activists’ capacity to play a vital role in strengthening collaboration between the government and the population.



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