More Women, Youth in Govt Under NUG
Human Rights
Friday, 26 August 2016
Last Updated on Friday, 26 August 2016
Written by Tamim Hamid
President Ashraf Ghani (right) and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah (left)

A clear development over the past two years under the National Unity Government has been the increase in women and youth in government.

The Kabul Municipality is one government institution that has seen a marked increase in the number of women and youth appointed to jobs.

Meanwhile, a number of these young people have stressed the need for more steps to be taken to further increase the presence of women and youth in government institutions.

Saha Hamdard is one of dozens of Afghan youths who have been appointed to the municipality. Hamdard was appointed to the policy coordination department of Kabul Municipality.

"We hope that government paves the way for Afghan girls to pursue their education inside and outside the country so that they can work in key government positions in the future," she said.

Several other women were also hired in some key posts at the institution.

"The public relations department is comprised of three sections including a public complaints registration center where people can record their complaints by dialing 155 and informing us about their problems," said Breshna Orya, head of the public relations department of Kabul Municipality.

The representation of youths and women to government jobs is said to be an important achievement by the national unity government.

Analysts suggest that the Afghan government by discussing such programs at the Brussels Summit can motivate the international community to continue its financial, political and technical cooperation to Afghanistan.