Meeting at Kunduz Department of Women’s Affairs.
On February 12, the Community Based Stabilization Grants (CBSG) team in Kunduz Province met with the Provincial Line Department of Women Affairs to present a briefing on USAID’s CBSG project. The officials at the Provincial Line Department of Women Affairs appreciated CBSG’s activities in Kunduz Province and promised to work together with the CBSG team toward the successful implementation of the program.
Kunduz is a province where anti-government elements are active and posing a serious threat to the activities of the local government as well as those of the international community. Due to limited outreach of the central government, the Provincial Line Department of Women Affairs has remained unable to reach out to the various needs of women, mainly literacy and other capacity-building training programs. This lack of resources has left the women of Kunduz Province illiterate and incapable of earning a living and taking part in social services which are available. Many Kunduz women lost breadwinners in their families during the years of the civil war, which left them the responsibility to care for themselves and their children. The community, together with the local authorities and CBSG, have therefore identified this as an opportunity to take part in capacity building for these women in order to enable them to run their own lives, raise and educate their children, and actively take part in government and social services.
USAID/Afghanistan Program Highlights: 2/1/2011-2/15/2011