MRRD signs Agreement with UN Women on Economic Security and the Rights of Women
Publish Date: Aug 04, 2012
Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development signed a letter of Agreement with UN women on economic security and the right of women on 4th August 2012.
The signing ceremony was attended by the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, the Country Director for UN Women Ms. Ingibjorg Gisladottir and Leadership Board of the MRRD. During the signing ceremony H.E. Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak said that Women already play a vital role in Afghanistan’s rural economy and further added, “The Gender Policy is not only fully embedded and implemented across all Ministry activities and programmes, but it adds value to the work we do on a daily basis, and visibly strengthens the role and place of women in Afghan society.”
He added: “I hope that together, we can achieve better outcomes for women as a contribution to Afghanistan’s long-term economic growth, to peace, stability and prosperity.”
This Letter of Agreement aims to ensure that rural women, who constitute more than one-third of Afghanistan’s population, are better able to benefit from a range of strategies, operations and programmes that more clearly identify their needs and target achieving women’s financial empowerment.