Afghanistan: Democracy and Governance Fact Sheet - October 2017

from US Agency for International Development
Published on 11 Oct 2017 View Original

Recent Highlights

  • Since June 2016, USAID has helped more than 98,600 victims of conflict obtain food, blankets, and other essential household items

  • Building upon previous gatherings and with support from USAID, members of Afghan civil society organizations met with the Afghan government and representatives from 75 nations and 26 international organizations in October 2016, raising the profile of Afghan citizens’ advocacy for reform to a global stage

  • In November 2016, with support from USAID, the first International Conference for Persons with Disabilities brought together 430 representatives from all 34 provinces to advance government policies to improve the lives of the more than 1.2 million people living with disabilities throughout Afghanistan

  • In July 2017, USAID launched the Rasana (media) program, which will train and support Afghan female journalists, equip them with skills to protect themselves and their data, and support the expansion of media reach to remote areas