In Afghanistan, we take stock of achievements towards gender equality and women`s empowerment over the past two decades, reflect on the challenges ahead and express our solidarity with people in Afghanistan towards fundamental rights. In the past 20 years, progress has been made towards women`s empowerment in Afghanistan and we must work together in solidarity to continue this growth. These gains must not be lost.

On International Women`s Day, UNESCO reiterates that gender equality and women’s empowerment cannot only be achieved by advocating for equal access to rights. Through its Education, Culture, and Communication and Information (CI) programmes, UNESCO in Afghanistan stands committed to contribute to building future generations of leaders (both men and women) for gender equality and women`s empowerment in Afghanistan, and for women and girls to have their proper role in the development of their country and communities.

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