Achieved Date
1845days in power
number of days to accomplish
Implement a nationwide literacy program for women in Afghanistan
Human Rights
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015
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Promise Background
According to UNESCO, Afghanistan has one of the highest levels of illiteracy rates in the world, currently estimated at about 69% of the adult population (over 15 years of age). Female literacy levels have been noted to be higher than the national average with an estimated 83% of the adult female population unable to read or write. As part of his commitments to improving women's equality in Afghanistan, President Ghani had committed to implementing a nationwide program to combat illiteracy for women in Afghanistan.

Indicators to Measure Progress
  • 1. Budget and policy for nationwide women's literacy program developed and implemented
  • 2. Nationwide literacy program operational in all 34 provinces of Afghanistan
  • 3. Independent reports showing reduced number of illiterate women in Afghanistan

No official reports on progress towards this promise has been recorded.