The country's democratic transition has underscored the need to cement the rule of law as a fundamental principle
Fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks and despite significant progress made overall since the fall of the Taliban, deteriorating security conditions continue to cast a shadow over the country. Promoting a peaceful and inclusive society as envisaged in Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda therefore lies at the heart of Afghanistan’s efforts to realize economic growth and sustainable development. Justice sector reform is a key priority.
IDLO has worked as a leading partner with the Afghan government to build strong justice institutions and increase the capacity of thousands of legal professionals.
Afghanistan has seen positive changes in the lives of women since the fall of the Taliban 15 years ago. Nonetheless, protection of women’s rights and women’s access to justice remain limited. Often female survivors of violence have little or no recourse to action, as deeply-rooted social norms dissuade women and their families from asserting their rights.
IDLO is working with civil society organizations and the government in Afghanistan to strengthen access to justice by improving the quality of legal aid services and prosecution of violence against women cases, building the capacity of shelter providers, and fostering legal awareness.
While constantly working towards the realization of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda, IDLO's Myanmar programs advance SDG 16 and contribute to the achievement of other goals. [ Learn more ]