Women in Government

Highlights and Updates

USAID AND THE AFGHAN WOMEN’S CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARE HELPING WOMEN FIND JOBS

Afghanistan’s Civil Service Institute’s (ACSI) Women’s Career Development Center has the equipment and information system it needs to help women who are seeking employment. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided computers, small office equipment and a management information system to the center ...

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Promote Celebrates International Women’s Day by Honoring Mentors for Women in Government

Kabul, Afghanistan – The Promote Women in Government (WIG) project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted an event to honor advocates for women’s empowerment within the Afghan civil service in celebration of International Women’s Day. WIG is training more than ...

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Promote Celebrates International Women’s Day by Honoring Mentors for Women in Government

Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan – The Promote Women in Government (WIG) project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted an event to honor advocates for women’s empowerment within the Afghan civil service in celebration of International Women’s Day. WIG is training more than ...

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Promote Celebrates International Women’s Day by Honoring Mentors for Women in Government

Herat, Afghanistan – The Promote Women in Government (WIG) project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted an event to honor advocates for women’s empowerment within the Afghan civil service in celebration of International Women’s Day. WIG is training more than ...

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WOMEN GRADUATE FROM USAID'S CIVIL SERVICE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IN BALKH

Women Graduate from USAID's Civil Service Internship Program in Balkh USAID/Afghanistan The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Promote: Women in Government (WIG) project, hosted a graduation ceremony to recognize 132 female interns who completed the project’s year-long internship program in Balkh province. ...

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360 Women Graduate from Promote's Civil Service Internship Program in Kabul

The Promote Women in Government (WIG) project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted a graduation ceremony to recognize 360 female interns who completed the projects’ year-long internship program in Kabul. Promote’s internship programs equip women with the knowledge and skills ...

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Women Graduate from USAID's Civil Service Internship Program in Herat

The U.S. Government’s Women in Government (WIG) project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted a joint graduation ceremony to recognize 138 female interns who completed the projects’ year-long internship program. Promote’s internship programs equip women with the knowledge and skills to join the Afghan civil service. This set of ...

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USAID and the Afghan Government Promote Anti-Harassment in Observance of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

The Acting Mayor of Kabul Ahmad Shoaib Rahimi celebrated International Human Rights Day and the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence today at an event hosted by the U.S. Government’s Promote: Women in Government (WIG) project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).   The 16 ...

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USAID Launches Anti-Harassment Learning Resource

The U.S. government’s Promote: Women in Government (WIG) project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today launched the “Professionalism in the Workplace” E-Learning video to train government workers responsible for workplace gender equality, professional communication, and anti-harassment. Promote works closely with Afghan government counterparts to cultivate a more hospitable work environment for women in the civil ...

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USAID Presents Awards to Champions of Women’s Empowerment

he U.S. Government’s Promote: Women in Government (WIG) project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted an awards ceremony to recognize champions of women’s empowerment and social inclusion in Afghanistan. Launched in August, 2018, the Champion Awards recognize individuals who have made distinct contributions to women’s empowerment ...

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Women Graduate from USAID's Civil Service Internship Program in Kabul

The U.S. Government’s Women in Government (WIG) project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted a graduation ceremony to recognize 300 female interns who completed the projects’ year-long internship program. Promote’s internship programs equip women with the knowledge and skills to join the Afghan civil service. This set of graduates received a ...

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Women Graduate from USAID's Civil Service Internship Program in Balkh

The U.S. Government’s Women in Government (WIG) project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted a graduation ceremony to recognize 132 female interns who completed the projects’ year-long internship program in Balkh province. Promote’s internship programs equip women with the knowledge and skills to ...

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USAID Women’s Empowerment Programs Recognizes 300 Afghan Women

The U.S. Government’s Women in Government (WIG) and Women’s Leadership Development (WLD) projects, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), hosted a joint graduation ceremony to recognize 300 female interns who completed the projects’ year-long internship program. Promote’s internship programs equip women with the knowledge and skills to join the Afghan ...

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Kandahar Government Officials Rally Women to Join Civil Service

Kandahar Government Officials Rally Women to Join Civil Service In June, high ranking provincial officials from Kandahar encouraged educated women from the southern region to join the civil service. The call was made by the Director of Women’s Affairs (DoWA); Deputy Director of Labor, Social ...

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Networking Event Brought Together 240 Interns And Government Representatives

On March 26, more than 240 people gathered for a networking event organized by USAID Promote: Women in Government project at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. The participants included 67 officials from different government ministries and agencies and 160 young women who are part of ...

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Conference on Policy Reforms for Women

The USAID Promote: Women in Government team organized a Conference on Policy Reforms for Women in Government on February 12-13, at Serena Hotel in Kabul. The objective of the two-day conference was to identify key obstacles and reform areas which will bring about hospitable working ...

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USAID Promote: Women in Government Organized a Networking Event

On March 26, more than 240 people gathered for a networking event organized by USAID Promote: Women in Government project at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul. The participants included 67 officials from different government ministries and agencies and 160 young women who are part of ...

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Efforts to Build Sustainability of Women Internship Program

The USAID Promote: Women in Government project opened a new office in an effort to build the sustainability of its women’s internship program. The newly opened Internship Program Unit (IPU) is embedded within the Manpower and Planning Directorate of the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, ...

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Internship Program Expansion in Kandahar and Balkh

Over 300 university and high school graduates joined USAID Promote: Women in Government’s internship program as the project expanded to the provinces of Balkh and Kandahar during April. The internship program is currently participated in by more than 1,300 women between the ages of 18 ...

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Public Forum Supports View of Working Women

Public Forum Supports View of Working Women USAID Promote: Women in Government and local implementing partner Equal Access conducted a public forum on January 14, 2017 in Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh Province. The aim of the public forum was to change negative behavior towards women working outside ...

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Kabul Networking Event

On December 18, 2016, the project organized a networking event in Kabul, which brought together participants and stakeholders of USAID Promote: Women in Government’s internship program. More than 170 attended the event that included 106 women interns, human resource directors, gender unit managers and mentors ...

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Internship Program Continued At MoLSAMD And MRRD

The USAID Promote: Women in Government internship program continued in full swing during the month of November in Kabul for the internship cohorts hosted by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) and Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD’s) Institute for ...

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Established Partnership with Ministry of Interior Affairs

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoIA) initiated a partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support President Ghani’s job stimulus initiative through three USAID/Promote programs. The USAID Promote: Women in Government will ...

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Multimedia Internship Recruitment Campaign Launched

As a part of the project outreach and communications efforts, the project launched its multimedia internship recruitment campaign and broadcasted radio and TV public service announcements PSAs for the third, fourth, and fifth cohorts of internship program. The internship recruitment campaign targeted 13 provinces of ...

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Interns At MRRD Learned Procurement Cycle

The interns at Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) continued learning about procurement, project management, Human Resources, Finance and management. The interns also increased their knowledge about the civil service procurement law as part of their basic management package of the training curriculum. Interns ...

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One Village, A Thousand Voices Radio Drama

The One Village, A Thousand Voices radio drama episodes features young Afghans as they seek a voice in village-level justice decision-making. Each curriculum-based story has a rule-of-law theme. The drama is designed with both entertainment and empowerment in mind, while the call-in discussion program following ...

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Internship Program Launched at MRRD

Partnering with the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) open the opportunity for 117 interns to begin their classroom – based training at the AIRD. The interns celebrated the launch of internship program at the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD). The interns ...

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Established Relationship with Kuchis

The USAID Promote: Women in Government team met with the Deputy Director of Independent Directorate of Kuchis (IGDK) their Gender Head to introduce the project and its objective of increasing women role in government. The Deputy Director of Koches expressed their pleasure for having such ...

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Mentor - Intern Orientation Session Conducted

The USAID Promote: Women in Government team conducted a one day mentor intern orientation session to develop strong relationships between mentors and interns and provide them with guidance and resources for the three-month on-the-job training portion of the internship program. The team presented the internship ...

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Pilot Interns Began Practicum Period

The USAID Promote: Women in Government pilot interns excitedly began their practicum period with the six partner ministries. The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MoCIT); the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC); the Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MoCN); the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and ...

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Pilot Interns completed six-month Classroom-based Training

Women’s Internship Program: On February 21, 2016, the 17 pilot interns completed their six-month classroom-based training at Afghanistan Civil Service Institute (ACSI). The project worked closely with ministries to arrange placement of interns for the on-the-job training portion of the internship program. To facilitate intern’s ...

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Internship Program At ACSI

Women’s Internship Program: It is with great excitement and anticipation that the 17 pilot interns have completed the training portion with the Afghanistan Civil Service Institute (ACSI) of the internship program. The 17 interns will move forward with three months of practical work at ...

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Recruitment of 200 Interns for the Second Round of the Internship Program

Recruitment of 200 Interns for the Second Round of the Internship Program: The project received a total of 1,017 applications from Kabul, Kapisa and Parwan. Following the first round of the written exam, the applicants were interviewed by a panel composed of project staff, government ...

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Formative Research

Formative Research: The USAID Promote: Women in Government formative research lays the foundation for developing effective strategies and facilitates the design of communication and outreach content that is age-appropriate and culturally-relevant. The research addresses key socio-cultural drivers of persistent gender inequities and norms that prevent ...

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Relationship Building Meetings Were Held

Relationship Building: Several meetings were held with key ministries and potential partners during the month of June and July to introduce the Promote: Women in Government project and obtain support for Component 1, the Women’s Internship Program. Meetings were held with the Ministry of Finance, ...

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MoU Signed With Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Society Commission (IARCSC)

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between USAID Promote: Women in Government and the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Society Commission (IARCSC) to train 3,000 interns over the project’s five-year timeline. The internship program seeks to facilitate women’s entry into the civil service, aiming to ...

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