Program to boost of role of women in Afghanistan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced that they will launch a $200 million program to boost the role of women in Afghanistan. Furthermore, with international support such as Australia, Japan, and the European Union, that number could be doubled, according to USAID. The program is called “Promote” and will help women between the ages of 18 to 30 find jobs, provide training for those interested in policymaking, and provide credit and microfinance to support women entrepreneurs. According to an USAID representative, the program wants to create more than 3500 small businesses to help generate domestic growth. Since the overthrow of the Taliban, while things are still far from perfect, life for most women have dramatically improved. They now have the right to vote, work, get an education, and even participate in politics.

July 18, 2013 В· admin В· No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Human Rights, Job Creation, Women's Rights

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