Holding Champions Program to Admire Individuals Who Attempts to Empower Women

On June 19, 2018, Alhaj Spoghmai Wardak, Policy and Technical Deputy Ministry of Women’s Affairs met representatives of USAID Promote Project (Women in the Government) in office.

They discussed on the strategy of the program titled champions in order identify, introduce and support women and men who work in various fields to empower women.

This program is held for the first time in Afghanistan. Ten people, five men and five women receive rewards in this program annually. The participants are from Balkh, Herat, Kandahar, Kabul, and Nangarhar Provinces this year.

Objective of this program is to identify, introduce and support individuals who support women’s empowerment in order to accelerate women’s participation idea in public sector and to increase active women’s participation support in the society. This program formally started in Afghanistan on June 19.

Champions’ Strategy Implementation Commission (CSIC) register and select qualified individuals to participate in the competition by considering set forth standards. MoWA has an implementing and supporting role on the program.

Granting rewards to champions is a long-term plan that is lead MoWA in cooperation with Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled, elected entities of the Civil Society and other governmental and non-governmental entities including groups of youths and academician to select and identify qualified individuals for obtaining rewards.