Guidance on Ensuring Women’s Safe Participation In Surveys
30 November 2021
The current conflict and political uncertainty in Afghanistan has clear gendered impacts. Restrictive gender norms and harmful practices are being exacerbated. Women and girls are at risk of further marginalization and being left behind. It is critical that women’s voices continue to be consulted, amplified and inform humanitarian decision-making through their participation in humanitarian assessments. Given the current circumstances, it is crucial to assess the specific needs, risks and priorities of women and girls, and constantly update context specific gender analysis for each province. It is important to remember that women and girls in Afghanistan are under constant surveillance and experiencing social policing. First and foremost, the survey strategy must ensure that no harm is done to the women we consult.