• Government of Afghanistan: First report on the implementation of the EVAW law in Afghanistan, January 2014

    Following the legislative decree of 2009, the Afghan government is committed to fully implementing the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) law.  This report reflects the progress of the various ministries involved in such implementation, highlighting successes and challenges remaining. 

    PDF icon EVAW Law Report_Final_English_17 March 2014.pdf
  • ENNA: Letter to NATO Secretary General, October 2013

    ENNA - the European Network of NGOs in Afghanistan, of which BAAG is a member - submitted a letter on behalf of its members to Anders Fogh Rasmussen ahead of NATO’s Defence Ministers’ Meeting on the 22-23 October 2013.  The letter called upon NATO to uphold women's rights and participation in matters of Afghan security and peace building, along with requests for improved mechanisms to hold the Afghan National Security Forces accountable for their actions.  ENNA and BAAG members also forwarded the letter to Defense Ministers in their own governments.  Read the full letter here.  

    PDF icon ENNA to NATO Oct.2013.pdf
  • NATO: Secretary General's response to ENNA letter, October 2013

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen responded positively to the letter submitted by ENNA - the European Network of NGOs in Afghanistan, of which BAAG is a member - ahead of NATO’s Defence Ministers’ Meeting on the 22-23 October 2013.  NATO's commitment to ensuring Afghan National Security Forces uphold women's rights and participate in security is explained, as is their commitment to the elimination of civilian casualties and transparent accountability mechanisms in cases of these.  Read the full letter here. 

    PDF icon 20131029 NATO response to ENNA letter.pdf
  • Oxfam: Women and the Afghan Police, September 2013

    Twelve years after the fall of the Taliban, violence against women is on the increase. But millions of Afghan women will never see a female police officer in their communities, let alone be able to report a crime to one, with just one female police officer for every 10,000 women. Even where they are recruited, policewomen face serious challenges including discrimination, lack of training and facilities, sexual harassment, as well as social stigma.This report makes specific recommendations to the Afghan Government, but also makes suggestions to the UK as a donor to intensify efforts to reform the ANP and enhance women’s roles.  

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  • UNDP: Critical areas, functions, gaps & ongoing work of the EVAW Units, August 2013

    UNDP assessed the current functioning of the EVAW (eliminating violence against women) units in Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif, Herat and Jalalabad. The respective strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in the operation of each of the units was considered, along with priorities for change, and the standard of change which may be reasonably expected within a one to two year time frame of appropriate assistance.  Poor performance of the units so far lead to recommendations including the need for more robust management systems within the units, addressing critical resource shortages and improving staff training practices. 

    PDF icon UNDP REPORT - EVAW units 2013.pdf
  • AIHRC: National Inquiry Report on Factors & causes of Rape & Honor Killing in Afghanistan, 2013

    High numbers of recorded honor killing and rape, occurring across the country, led the AIHRC to launch a National Inquiry Program into the factors and causes of this phenomenon.   The programme and report aim to assess the situation of victims and those at risk, raise public awareness and sensitivity against these phenomena,  hold to account the government for the implementation of adequate programs, and through recommendations, to bring changes in the laws and policies and prioritize the fight against such issues. Covering a period  across 1390-1392 (2011-13), 127 of the reported 406 honour killings and rape were investigated for the NIP. These were discussed  with a population of over 2,000 people, including representatives from the government, civil society organizations, judicial organisations, the media, associations, provincial councils, officials of shelters and dignitaries, and in joint focus group and public hearings meetings. Likewise, during this program, 136 suspects, offenders, victims, witnesses and family members of victims were interviewed.  

    PDF icon AIHRC Rape and honour killing Spring 1392.pdf
  • US Department of Defence: Progress Towards Security & Stability in Afghanistan, April 2011

    The Defence Department 'Report on Progress Towards Security & Stability in Afghanistan: United States Plan for Sustaining the Afghanistan National Security Forces'.  This is an update to a regular series of reports begun in June 2008. 

    PDF icon US DoD Report Progress Security and Stability Apr2011.pdf