Women and children legal research foundation with EVC implementing team conducted Third National Advocacy conference on women and girls access to Education, Health Services and their participation in local decision making on 17/Dec/2019,in this conference the Research findings on women’s social participation, results of the Social community score card on Education and Health Services, suggestions and demands of local people for active participation of women in decision-making and their access to health and education services position paper of 3rd National Advocacy Conference were presented by EVC team. also the Representatives of local communities from Khost, Kabul, Balkh and Parwan provinces, had face to face lobby meeting with respected government officials of Ministry of Education, Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development.
This Advocacy face to face meeting were held between beneficiary authorities with the participation of more than 160 representatives of government agencies at national provincial and district levels, people’s representatives in parliament, provincial council representatives, national and international civil society activists, media Representatives of district and village development councils, members of advocacy groups, intrusions and local people were represented.
As per previous plan and coordination representatives of the six ministries (Education, Women’s Affairs, Rural Development, Public Health and Hajj and Awqaf) and IDLG Authorities were asked to attend the conference and respond to people’s questions and suggestions in advocacy. But unfortunately, apart from the respected representatives of the three ministries, other ministries were not present.
What was important in this Advocacy conference was the joint advocacy members of the authorities and the people representatives to address the challenges, needs and actions of the people and local authorities in the fields of education, public health, women’s participation, and to fight against harmful practices.