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Council Priorities

The Council seeks to help reintegrate women into Afghan society and to prepare them for positions of management and leadership. Its work focuses on:

  • Afghan WomenEducation and training 
  • Promotion of civil society, including the encouragement of non-governmental organizations
  • Capacity building, including the enhancement of English language skills
  • Access to and improvement of women's health care
  • Micro-credit and business development
  • Political participation
  • Ensuring that women's rights are observed and protected
  • Support for a free media including women journalists

Targeted programs complement the U.S. government's bilateral aid program in Afghanistan and respond to the priorities set forth by the Afghan Minister of Women's Affairs at the first Council meeting held in Washington, D.C. on April 24, 2002.   The Council seeks to ensure that women are planners, implementers and beneficiaries of the reconstruction of Afghanistan.