The US Chargé d’Affaires Ross Wilson says the United States commitment to Afghan women is steadfast.
“From 2002 to 2020, we invested over $785mln to improve outcomes in health, education, political/economic participation and access to justice for Afghan women,” Mr. Wilson said.
Wilson stated that women worldwide are disproportionately affected by poverty, insecurity and harassment.
“But our work was not without lessons learned – nor is it complete. Afghan women face formidable cultural, social, political and security barriers in exercising their constitutional rights,” he said.
Mr. Wilson added that Afghan men must also be champions of this critical issue; their future depends on full female representation so that Afghanistan might advance the gains and accelerate towards a more prosperous future.