Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Authored by: United States Department of Defense

Categories: Human Rights, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: National Security Forces and Armed Groups
Country: Afghanistan
Region: South and Central Asia
Year: 2013
Citation: United States Department of Defense. Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan. Washington, DC: United States Department of Defense, 2013. Accessed Oct. 31, 2016.

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Executive Summary

After an eleven year engagement with coalition partners, this report from the United States Departement of Defense offers a comprehensive update on the progress made and pitfalls endured in building security and stability in Afghanistan. The report includes a section on the status of women in the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the treatment of women by ANSF. Additionally, the report assesses the overall status of women and girls in Afghanistan, tracking the improvements made and ongoing challenges to women in this fragile environment.