Afghanistan

International Development written question – answered on 5th September 2013.

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Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many Afghan women's organisations working on violence against women have been consulted in the development of the strategic priority on tackling violence against women in her Department's next Operational Plan for Afghanistan.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development

DFID maintains regular contact with women's organisations in Afghanistan, most recently with representatives of the Afghan Women's Skills Development Centre (AWSDC) and Kabul University's Empowerment Centre for Women.

DFID has also held formal consultations on tackling violence against women with members of the British and Irish Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG), an umbrella group for Afghan and international aid agencies working in Afghanistan.

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