Afghanistan commits to implement anti-violence law and national action plan

Afghanistan commits to gender equality and women’s empowerment by protecting constitutional rights and conducting comprehensive reforms in security, legal and judicial institutions to fight impunity. It will take action to fully implement the Law on Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women, the National Action Plan for the Women of Afghanistan and commitments under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Speaking at the Global Leaders' Meeting on 27 September 2015, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said: “We welcome the fact that the post-2015 development agenda contains a stand-alone goal on achieving gender equality, strengthening women’s role in society, and in ensuring that their rights are protected. Afghanistan will do its part to reach the goals set for 2030.” [Speech]