Monitoring Women’s Security in Transition – Report

AWSF- Security in Transition reportThis report has been commissioned by the Afghan Women’s Network, funded by Cordaid, to monitor and assess the impact of the ongoing security transition on the overall security, access to rights, and welfare of the women of Afghanistan. It was published in 2013.

SEE FULL REPORT: Afghanistan: Monitoring Women’s Security in Transition 

Acknowledgements – APPRO expresses its sincere thanks to all who offered their time and knowledge to help enable this study. We owe our special thanks to civil society members, school teachers, principals, doctors, midwives, security officials, elders and all of the women who participated in this study and shared their views and insights about the security transition and women.

About the Researchers -The APPRO research team responsible for this monitoring study consists of (in alphabetical order) Ahmad Shaheer Anil, Sediqa Fahimi, Nafasgul Karimi, Melike Karlidag, Farid Nasery, Saeed Parto, Ehsan Saadat, Mohammad Sabir and Zargona Saifi. Melike Karlidag, Saeed Parto, Matt Trevithick and Ahmad Shaheer Anil authored this report.


About APPRO – Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) is an independent social research organization promoting social and policy learning to benefit development and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. APPRO is registered with the Ministry of Economy (Registration Number: 1212) as a not-for-profit, non-government organization, and is headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan.

APPRO’s mission is to measure development progress against strategic reconstruction objectives and provide insights on how to improve performance against the milestones set by the Afghan government and international donors. APPRO is staffed by personnel with extensive experience in development and scientific research.

About AWN

The Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) is a non-partisan, non-profit network of women that serves as an umbrella organization for 112 NGO members, and 5,000 individual members who are committed to support the women of Afghanistan. AWN has offices in Kabul, Herat and Jalalabad and works through local partners in several Afghan provinces. Primary concerns for AWN are issues related to: gender-based violence, youth empowerment and girl’s education. The network also represents and promotes the views of Afghan women in political and social arenas through advocacy and by challenging Afghanistan’s leaders to enforce legislative reforms for the protection of women’s rights.

ENGLISH: An uneasy transition to security in Afghanistan i

DARI: An uneasy transition to security in Afghanistan in Dari

PASHTO: An uneasy transition to security in Afghanistan in Pashto