The Safhe Jaded implementing the Afghan NAP 1325 by linking inclusive security and justice Programme is a three-year Programme. It is to be implemented by the Afghan Women’s Educational Center (AWEC), Cordaid and Oxfam Novib, together with a group of local partner organisations including the Afghan Women Judges Association (AWJA), the Hamida Barmaki Organisation for the Rule of Law (HBORL), and the Women and Peace Studies Organization (WPSO, formerly the Research Institute for Women, Peace and Security (RIWPS). Other local partner organisations and their grassroots networks and constituencies may also play an indirect or direct role during the Programme.

In direct support of the implementation of the Afghan National Action Plan 1325, the Programme aims to contribute to increased security and justice for women and girls in Afghanistan. To do so, it will

1) leverage training and capacity building to both Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and civil servants around the implementation of the Afghan NAP 1325.

2) contribute to changes in attitudes and belief that will enable inclusive security and inclusive justice to produce better protection outcomes for women and girls.

3) advocate around the implementation of laws and policies in favour of inclusive security and justice in Afghanistan.

The programme will be implemented at the central level of government in Kabul as well as in six provinces (i.e. Balkh, Daykundi, Herat, Nangarhar, Paktiya and Parwan – see the map included below). Except for the south of Afghanistan, these provinces cover a reasonable distribution among northern, eastern, western and central provinces. While the activities will be the same across the provinces, Oxfam Novib will coordinate the implementation in Daykundi and Herat, Cordaid in Nangarhar and Parwan and AWEC will coordinate interventions in Paktiya and Balkh. The geographic choice is made based on current field presence, ongoing projects, established Provincial Women’s Networks, Advocacy Committees and Youth Groups. For Oxfam and Cordaid, it is also to ensure complementarity with ongoing projects funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For example, Oxfam’s Citizens First programme operates in Herat and Nangarhar, while Bayan II has interventions in Balkh, Daykundi, Herat, Nangarhar and Parwan. In addition, Cordaid’s Monitoring Women’s Peace & Security supported by the Netherlands Embassy also covers all these provinces.