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UN stresses ongoing support for women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan

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Written By: Tabasum Nasiry

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has stated that it has supported thousands of female entrepreneurs in Afghanistan over the past two years, emphasizing that this action contributes to empowering them.

On Wednesday, February 21, UNDP announced on its social media platform X that Kanni Wignaraja, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and head of the developmental program for the Asia-Pacific region of the organization, has met with female entrepreneurs in Afghanistan.

The United Nations Development Programme has emphasized that it has supported thousands of female entrepreneurs in Afghanistan over the past two years, ultimately employing more women and creating a cycle of empowerment and opportunity for them.

Previously, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) had announced the launch of a project aimed at empowering 75,000 female entrepreneurs in Afghanistan.

UNAMA, noting that women’s work strengthens Afghanistan’s economy, emphasized that the adaptation of these projects enables female entrepreneurs to manage businesses.

Meanwhile, UN agencies have consistently supported women’s investment in the country by launching programs that include supporting trade, providing training, and granting small loans.

At the same time, UN development programs have advocated for further support for women and girls in Afghanistan.

Friba, one of the women financially supported by the United Nations, stated in discussions with the organization that by establishing a small dairy office in a residential complex in Bamyan, she has created job opportunities for other women.

According to the United Nations Development Programme report, the ban on women’s work has adversely affected Afghanistan’s economy, dealing a blow of 600 million to one billion dollars to the country’s economy.

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