Afghanistan—Musharikat

Client: U.S. Agency for International Development

Duration: 2015-2020

Region: Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Country: Afghanistan

Solutions: Governance Fragile States

Musharikat supports USAID Afghanistan’s investments in women’s rights groups and activists. Musharikat—which means “partnership” or “participation” in Dari and Pashto—works to build constituencies, strengthen advocacy, and increase awareness and support for women’s equality and empowerment in all of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.

Select Activities

  • Complete an initial inclusive and nationally representative consultative process, and operationalize priorities identified.
  • Assist coalitions to use traditional and social media, online functions, and international exchanges.
  • Train organizations and coalitions to improve advocacy, behavior change campaigns, and sustainability.
  • Develop policy agenda and strategy.
  • Support gender-sensitive planning, budgeting, and monitoring.
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