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Social Protection Sector Strategy 2008-2013

Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Martyrs and the disabled; Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority; Afghanistan National Development Strategy Secretariat Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Country Resources Development and Poverty Strategies Afghanistan 1 January 2008 Policy document community, poverty, vulnerability

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The strategic vision of the Social Protection Sector is to decrease vulnerability of the large number of the Afghans and to help the poor to climb out of poverty. It is also to empower the poor and make their voices heard -- to decrease inequality, especially among the women, and to enhance social inclusion of neglected such as the minorities and disabled.

Most of the Afghans are young and many of them children. The vision of the Social Protection Sector is Afghanistan free of harmful child labor and the country “free of any oppression, discrimination and violence and based on the rule of law, social justice, protection of human rights and dignity.” It is also about strengthening of the national solidarity with those who lost their beloved or sacrificed their bodies and health to defend the freedom and the unity of Afghanistan.

The Social Protection Sector Strategy aims to support implementation of the AC benchmarks and MDGs and the country’s “Vision 2020” which “collectively reflects Afghanistan’s aspirations for its people of reducing poverty and hunger, providing universal primary education, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combating diseases, promoting gender equality, ensuring environmental sustainability and enhancing personal security”.


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