"There cannot be one Afghanistan for men, another one for women. Right now 10 percent of the reconstruction money through the National Solidarity Program is set aside for local women's councils, to use for projects identified as women's priorities. Yet, as I travel to rural areas, I discover that many women's councils are unaware that they have access to this money. Or when they are aware, I find that often the men's councils' priorities overtake that of the women's. Often, women politicians or council members are used as window dressing, while, the agenda setting is still dominated by men."
Biography of Sweeta Noori, Country Director, Women for Woman International-Afghanistan, Afghanistan
Sweeta Noori is the Country Director for Women for Women International - Afghanistan. During the mid-1990’s, Ms. Noori was forced to move from Kabul to Pakistan at which time she worked with the International Rescue Committee on health and agriculture projects. In 2001, she returned to Kabul and continued her work with IRC as a team leader for implementing health and education initiatives in various parts of Afghanistan. In addition, Ms. Noori worked with the International Human Rights Law Group.
Immediately prior to joining Women for Women International, Ms. Noori was an assistant to the Chair of the Loya Jerga Commission in forming the interim administration of Afghanistan and traveled with the delegation to Belgium for talks with donors and representatives of the international community. Ms. Noori has traveled extensively presenting on the situation of women and girls in Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan: The Unfinished Agenda for Women, Peace and Security
Presented by Sweeta Noori, Country Director, Women for Woman International-Afghanistan, Afghanistan