Poorest Provinces in Afghanistan

As of 2017, the provinces of Kabul, Kapisa, Panjshir, Paktika and Logar were identified as the least poor provinces on average, while Badghis, Nuristan, Kunduz, Zabul and Samangan were among the poorest. The provinces with the most multidimensionally poor were Herat, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Kunduz and Faryab. We envision Afghanistan as a prosperous country where youth


The people of Afghanistan are in worst crises.

100,000 Afghan women called on the Women Global Leaders for protecting women’s rights in the peace process and the Embassy of Kingdom of Netherlands provided support for second of Monitoring Women Peace and Security Project.
EPD in collaboration with Cordaid launched the second phase of “Monitoring Women Peace Security” project. The project beside supporting the current network of women in fifteen provinces, will also support establishment of women network in the remaining nineteen provinces. Through these networks, women from Read More…


How many Afghans need help?

Following the training of Women Leaders, Activists and Religious Leaders in Kabul and four (Paktya, Kunduz, Kandahar and Uruzgan) provinces of Afghanistan about “Women’s Rights in Light of Islam”, EQUALITY for Peace and Development (EPD) held two days National Conference to provide platform for 150 women and religious leaders from center and provinces to exchange views on engagement of women in peace process of Afghanistan.
While on the first day of the event, participants had their internal discussions and developed the Join Action Plan, on the second day, they Read More…


No Escalation of Violence as a Tactic

Following the completion of procedures for the Intra-Afghan-Negotiations, the joint statement released by the negotiating teams of the Republic and Emirate is another step forward in the peace process. We, the Afghan women from provinces of Afghanistan, applaud both sides for this remarkable progress. Also, we would like to thank the government of Qatar for hosting the negotiating teams for the past months. We believe, apart from our international partners and allies, the Islamic countries including our neighbors are playing a constructive role in the Afghan peace process in order to reach a political deal. A few years back, Read More…


Learning from #16Days of Activism

As we mark the closure of 16 Days of Activism for Elimination of Violence Against Women for the year 2020, we the members of Provincial Women Networks active in fifteen provinces of Afghanistan applaud the international community for supporting Afghanistan and standing with Afghan women to safeguard their rights. Afghanistan just witnessed another generous round of support from international partners and allies in the form of $13 billion in assistance commitments at the November 2020 pledging conference in Geneva. Afghan society has evolved with respect to the role played by women, which has become increasingly significant over the Read More…