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Amplify Change

Development Project

Amplify Change

Bringing women to the table to share their perspective and secure their rights

The Situation

While women and girls' rights have improved in Afghanistan, these hard-won gains are fragile. Too few women are meaningfully involved in peace talks, and too many women and girls remain at risk of violence.

Oxfam works with local civil society organizations in Afghanistan to amplify women’s voices, hold the government to account to enforce national and international laws on women’s rights, prevent violence against women and girls, work toward women's economic empowerment through vocational training and advocate on women’s rights policy. We are bringing women to the table to share their perspective and secure their rights.

Amplify Change is an important project in our work in women's transformative leadership.


Learn about what Oxfam and our Amplify Change partners are achieving toward women's rights and leadership in Afghanistan.



5 years, 2017-2022

Read the program description in French here.

Thanks to our Supporters: 
This project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada, provided through Global Affairs Canada, and the generous the Canadian public.

Government of Canada

Project at a Glance

Three local partners involved in developing and implementing the project
60 communities in the Balkh, Nangarhar, and Herat provinces will benefit
The project benefits nearly 27,000 people, more than half of whom are women and girls

What are we doing?


change attitudes, norms and beliefs about women’s rights and support movement-building


strengthen policies and programs to reduce violence against women and girls


provide women and girls who have experienced violence with access to support services

What do we hope to achieve?

We will support women and girls in Afghanistan to participate more effectively in political decision-making, empower them to understand and use their legal rights, and work with community and religious leaders to secure support for women's rights.

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