At this moment, EQUALITY for Peace and Democracy (EPD) operates through two platforms: Afghans’ Coalition for Transparency and Accountability (ACTA) and the Provincial Women’s Network (PWN). You can become a member of either platforms and assist EPD in serving Afghans.
Afghans’ Coalition for Transparency and Accountability (ACTA)
Founded by EPD in 2010, ACTA is a coalition of experts and community-based youth groups, women, elders and religious leaders who voluntarily promote transparency and accountability in the government’s policy-making and resource allocation processes. While ACTA’s Advisory Committee in Kabul reviews budget planning and execution at the national level, ACTA groups in the provinces monitor the implementation of projects and service delivery in their communities and hold them accountable. EPD establishes these networks, trains the members in anti-corruption, transparency, accountability, and community-based monitoring, and assists them in developing and implementing their advocacy and monitoring action plans.
ACTA is currently active in Kabul, Nangarhar, Bamyan and Herat. To become a member of ACTA, please fill in and submit the online ACTA’s membership form here.
Provincial Women’s Network (PWN)
EPD established PWN in 2012, creating a platform to bring women from different walks of life together for training and capacity building and to establish coalitions and alliances amongst themselves and with other groups in their communities. The members are committed to learn about the peace and transition processes in Afghanistan and their impact on women’s lives, to promote peace in their communities, resolve conflicts, and monitor women’s issues at the grassroots level. The networks also identify issues in their communities that are affecting women’s advancement and address them.
PWN is currently active in Nangarhar, Bamyan, Herat, Faryab and Kandahar. If you wish to become a member of PWN, please fill in and submit the PWN’s membership form here.