Training, capacity-building and creating spaces for mutual exchanges with and between partners located in post-conflict or armed conflict situations are important cross-cutting strategies we have applied since the establishment of the VGVN, when the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice began its work in societies affected by conflict.

In each province, our work is determined by the priorities of local grassroots advocates and organizations as we collaboratively seek opportunities to leverage progress for gender justice and gender equality domestically and internationally.

Within the context of partnering, we have provided capacity-building, skills development and gender justice strategy workshops for women’s rights and peace advocates from central provinces of Afghanistan such as Bamyan, Daikundi, Ghor and Maidan Wardak provinces.

We provide support for the ongoing technical development of our partners and where possible we also provide support for organizational infrastructure of their grassroots groups, whose institutional viability is essential to progressing our shared gender justice goals. Listening and reciprocal knowledge sharing are key components of our approach as we recognize a mutuality of expertise possessed by our partners and the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice.