Development cooperation ,11.12.2015

AFG/GIZ/Improving Justice for Women


The general goal for "Improving Justice for Women" –project initiated by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is to improve women's rights and participation on the justice sector according to the existing laws and constitution of Afghanistan. The project goals are as follows: 1) To improve women's awareness of their rights according to national jurisdiction as well as sharia law and their access to the services of the justice sector. 2) To develop professionalism of local representatives of the judiciary, the Huquq officers, to use gender policies and jurisdiction regarding women in their work. 3) To improve employment opportunities of female students of law and empower female lawyers and police to better face the gender-related challenges of their working environment. 4) To support women fulfill their legal rights. The project encourages sharing the legal texts to courts and local Huquq officers. According to the expected outcomes of the project a greater amount of women will be aware of their legal rights and the operations of the legal sector. The Ministry of Justice will function more effectively by providing provinces with knowledge about the jurisdiction and by overseeing judicature. On a local level, the Huquq officers will carry out jurisdiction regarding women more effectively. The number of women in rule of law activities increases. The impact of the project is the strengthening of rule of law development and women's participation in the justice sector. Finland's funding for the project is 1 million Euros in the year 2016. The executor of the project is GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit).

Funding decision  11.12.2015

1 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Legal and judicial development 35%
  • Human rights 30%
  • Women’s equality organisations and institutions 35%

Funding channel

German Development Cooperation



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