OPAWC participates in a conference on women's conditions in provinces and districts
Psychological problems, self immolations, no access to health clinics and hospitals, gynecological difficulties, illiteracy, drug addiction, unemployment, poverty and financial problems have worsened the conditions of women in remote provinces and districts such as Badakhshan, Noristan, Farah, Bamiyan and others.
Not long ago the new president Ashraf Ghani promised to give four posts in his cabinet to women and to give more opportunities for women in all institutions of the government. Instead of following up on these promises and increasing the chances of women in government, the new government has reduced the posts for women and women's participation in provincial and district councils from 25% to 20%. This action of the government has put into question Ghani’s promises and commitment towards women.
In order to raise the voice of women when struggling for their rights, the Afghan Women's Network (AWN) held a conference in Kabul where more than 600 members of the provincial and district counsels were invited.
OPAWC members also participated in this conference and signed the banner which was designed by AWN requesting the president to give women their rights as they constitute half the population of the community.