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Afghanistan: Tip Sheet Strengthening Women's Participation in Assessments [EN/Dari/PS]

Afghanistan: Tip Sheet Strengthening Women's Participation in Assessments - EN | DA | PA

Afghanistan is facing the devastating effects of almost forty years of war, increasing poverty and natural disasters, all of which were amplified by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning of 2021, almost 17 million Afghan people needed humanitarian assistance.1 Afghan women and girls are particularly affected by this humanitarian crisis.

Gender specific impacts include increasing levels of insecurity,2 restricted mobility, an escalation of violence targeting women and girls, the additional burden of care due to COVID-19 and deeply entrenched discriminatory social and gender norms. Women and girls must be directly involved in all stages of humanitarian planning and response to ensure an effective response to their needs and priorities. This Tip Sheet provides concrete tips/instructions on strengthening the participation of women and girls in surveys, assessments, and feedback mechanisms.

The 11 TIPS can help ensure that women and girls’ voices are directly heard during community-based needs assessments. The tips also support assessments yielding sufficiently disaggregated data for an in-depth gender-analysis and or broader response-wide collective analysis.


Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Original Publication Date: 
15 Jun 2021
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Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination