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September 15, 2019

The Assistance to Legislative Bodies of Afghanistan (ALBA) project supported the development of the Afghan Parliament as a strong, effective and independent legislative institution. The United States Agency for International Development has assisted Afghanistan’s current National Assembly since its inception and continued to provide training to the members in both houses, political staff, administrative and leadership offices. ALBA focused on committees as the driving engine for the Parliament.

September 15, 2019

The Assistance to Legislative Bodies of Afghanistan (ALBA) project supported the development of the Afghan Parliament as a strong, effective and independent legislative institution. The United States Agency for International Development has assisted Afghanistan’s current National Assembly since its inception and continued to provide training to the members in both houses, political staff, administrative and leadership offices. ALBA focused on committees as the driving engine for the Parliament. In addition to institutionalizing parliamentary procedures and development, ALBA activities improved Parliament’s constituency outreach efforts, communications, and coordination at the sub-national level.

September 8, 2019

The United States Government (USG), represented by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation. For further information about USAID/Afghanistan please visit https://www.usaid.gov/afghanistan.

September 5, 2019

Murder and “honor killings” of women are one of the most common forms of violence against women in Afghanistan. According to a recent report from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, out of 280 murder cases of women between 2016 and 2017, only 50 ended in a conviction of the perpetrator. Despite efforts by the Government of Afghanistan to secure the rights of women, women frequently are denied their rights to equal protection under the law, especially in rural communities.

September 5, 2019

Afghan women are historically under-represented in the criminal justice sector. According to the National Statistics and Information Authority, women accounted for only 10 percent of staff in the Attorney’s General Office in 2018.

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Last updated: September 16, 2019

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