Office of Women’s Affairs and Family Development (OWAFD)

Established in 2002 under the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, OWAFD serves as the economy-wide focal point for the promotion of gender equality and the strength of the family institution. OWAFD implements policies, measures and mechanisms to support other public and private sector units in their own policy implementation promoting women’s economic potential, their rights, and gender equality and equity. By hosting annual assemblies of provincial, regional, and national women’s networks, OWAFD serves as a platform to review the problems and progress in women’s affairs.