Engaging women in the humanitarian response in Afghanistan: Perspectives from people with disabilities

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Date published
01 Jan 2024
Research, reports and studies
Accountability to affected populations (AAP), Participation, Disability

Between August and September 2023, Ground Truth Solutions and Salma Consulting spoke with almost 2,000 people across every province of Afghanistan to understand their views on the aid they need or receive. The quantitative and qualitative consultations sought to explore how people view humanitarian assistance, how they would like to participate in decisions around aid provision, and how they cope when aid is unavailable. We surveyed women (46%) and men (54%) in rural, urban, and peri-urban areas. Many of those who participated in the research (17%) identify as having a disability, as defined by the Washington Group questions. The majority of those with a disability (10%) were women. People with disabilities in Afghanistan are more likely to need aid but find accessing it more difficult. In this brief, we share their perceptions of humanitarian assistance.