Gender-inclusive Construction Project, Afghanistan
Female and male leaders from the Mando Zayi District Development Assembly of Logar Province, Afghanistan, conduct a monitoring visit of a protection wall construction project, funded through a USAID grant that will enhance food security by shielding farm land from flashfloods. Provincial and district governments are also committed to enhancing female participation in government and development. It is rare that women are invited to attend activities along with their male counterparts, particularly in traditional regions of Afghanistan. Male leaders, understanding that female participation is vital for broader development plans to succeed, are leading by example by involving their female peers in government and community led activities.
Credit: Stability in Key Areas (SIKA)-East program in Afghanistan / Mr. Ahmad Salarzai