Title The situation of women and girls in Afghanistan
Publisher UN Commission on the Status of Women
Publication Date 30 December 2005
Country Afghanistan
Topics SGBV | Women's rights
Citation / Document Symbol E/CN.6/2006/5
Cite as UN Commission on the Status of Women, The situation of women and girls in Afghanistan, 30 December 2005, E/CN.6/2006/5, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/46c5b3080.html [accessed 29 August 2014]
Comments The present report provides an update of the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan in 2005, in response to Economic and Social Council resolution 2005/8, with particular focus on the electoral process, efforts to promote and protect the rights of women and girls and social and economic reconstruction and rehabilitation. It includes information on activities undertaken by the United Nations system in support of the work of the Government of Afghanistan for the advancement of women and gender equality. While significant gains have been made by Afghan women and girls, including in the legal, political and educational areas, progress is not felt in all parts of the country and the gender development indicators remain among the worst in the world. Continuous and widespread incidents of human rights violations and violence against women call for prompt and enhanced action by both the Government and the international community.