As part of its strategic communications initiatives, CPAU conducted survey in five population centers of Afghanistan – Kabul, Balkh, Nangarhar, Kandahar and Herat. The survey included face-to-face interviews with approximately 294 people (women=114, women politicians=59, men=121) and 10 focus group discussions. This survey report provides informative findings regarding the following topics:
- Media Consumption in Afghanistan
- Concerns about Violence
- Public Perception of Violence Against Women
- General Attitudes towards Women
- Awareness of Services
- Prevention & Intervention
Assessment of Dutch Integrated Police Training Mission in Kunduz, Afghanistan – 2013 Progress Report
Assessment of the Dutch Integrated Police Training Mission in Kunduz, Afghanistan – 2012 Progress Report
This progress report is the first in a series of three annual assessments monitoring the impact of the Dutch Integrated Police Training Mission (IPM) in Kunduz, Afghanistan. The report is designed to identify changes in community perceptions of the justice system in Kunduz province within the context of the ongoing Dutch mission to build the capacity of rule of law (RoL) institutions. It measures confidence in institutions charged with protecting and delivering justice, including the Afghan Uniform Police (AUP) and the judiciary, against the baseline study “Contextual Analysis of Police and Justice Systems in Kunduz” conducted in 2011. The 2012 monitoring report builds on the key findings of last year’s baseline study, which produced an initial set of observations on a range of rule of law and access to justice issues in Kunduz.
CPAU presents a participatory conflict vulnerability analysis (PCVA) of two provinces in northern Afghanistan: Kunduz and Takhar. For this research, CPAU sought to involve local residents and stakeholders in identifying and assessing community problems that increase the vulnerability of individuals and communities to conflict/violent conflict. Based on the PCVA analysis conducted in Kunduz and Takhar, CPAU found the main sources of vulnerability for local residents to be livelihood issues and insecurity/breakdown of rule of law. Specifically, the issues of land, water, education, and family disputes were the most common livelihood-related problems mentioned by communities.
The report is part of a pilot project CPAU implemented with the United States Institute of Peace aimed at seeking innovative ways of linking formal and informal justice institutions. The report looks into opportunities and challenges associated with linking the traditionally weaker formal justice system and the informal justice institutions, such as Shuras and Jirgas, which an estimated 80 – 90% of Afghans, particularly those in rural areas, still turn to for justice.
In preparation for a mid-term review of the Swedish Development & Cooperation Strategy for Afghanistan, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) commissioned CPAU, in partnership with Swede.Peace, to produce this Strategic Conflict Analysis. The objective was to provide Sida with a better understanding of the conflict dynamics in Afghanistan and how these impact on their development strategies.
This report provides the results of a 2011 baseline onevaluation the current state of the Afghan police and the formal and informal justice system in Kunduz Province. This evaluation was conducted by Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU) with funding support from the Dutch government. The research, which was conducted between October and December 2011, primarilyrelied upon perception surveys, focus groups and interviews with police, government officials, local elders, prisoners and other key individuals. More than 1,800 community members and 240 police were interviewed during the course of this assessment.
This is a thematic paper on water scarcity, livelihood and conflict prepared for the Center for Policy and Human Development/UNDP as background documents for the 2011 Afghan National Human Development Report (The Forgotten Front: Water Security and the Crisis in Sanitation). The paper examines the relationship between and consequences of water scarcity, livelihood and conflict.