Fellows 2009


Latifa Hamidi (Afghanistan)

Strengthening the Afghanistan Government’s Capacity to Implement NAPWA through Gender Responsive Budgeting

The project is about using gender budgeting to strengthen the capacity of the Afghanistan Government to implement the National Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan (NAPWA) which serves as its primary vehicle for implementing its commitments on women’s empowerment and gender equality. It is suggested that it will be executed by UNIFEM and implemented by key agencies of government including its national women’s machinery and finance ministry, with NGOs and civil society organizations as collaborators. Its main components are: (i) creation of oversight policy mechanism on gender budgeting, (ii) engagement and partnership enhancement with line ministries and stakeholders, (iii) gender analysis of policy/programme/budget of pilot ministries and the national budgeting process, (iv) institutional capacity development on gender budgeting, and (v) development of information materials on gender budgeting.



Hafizullah Noori (Afghanistan)

Women and Access to Public Transportation in Afghanistan.

The project proposal analyses the problems of mobility for women in Afghanistan and the effects limited mobility has for the lives of women and their families. The proposal paper focuses on the access of women to public transportation and their right to travel without restrictions. The barriers to women‘s access to public transportation are identified and some suggestions are made regarding how these might be overcome. The proposal suggests special buses for women and outlines what steps need to be taken for this intervention to be successful.