Swiss representations abroad
For the benefit of Afghan women, men and children as well as of the rule of law in Afghanistan, the Law and Order Trust Fund for Afghanistan (LOTFA) contributes to a more human rights compliant, institutionally strengthened and more gender balanced Afghan National Police. Amongst other, it supports community policing as well as the recruitment, retention and training of policewomen and the improvement of their working conditions.
Conflict & fragility
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Security system management and reform
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
A central challenge for Afghanistan remains its chronic insecurity. Despite the continued efforts of the Afghan government and its international partners to establish and sustain an effective and committed police force in Afghanistan, there is still huge public mistrust and therefore limited engagement between the police and the public. This lack of engagement limits the police in gathering information on needs and demands as well as to provide better law enforcement and client-oriented policing services. A major rule of law concern is the low number of policewomen. Despite specific actions undertaken by the GIROA, the number of policewomen in the Afghan National Police force remains only at 1.5% (2’399). This is not anywhere close to be sufficient to provide adequate police services to women in a society with high levels of gender-based violence and a considerable degree of gender separation outside homes.
Trust in and access to fair, effective, and accountable rule of law services is increased in accordance with applicable international human rights standards and the government’s legal obligations.
(LOTFA project document, based on United Nations Development Assistance Framework & UNDP Country Programme Document).
Direct target groups:
Indirectly: the Afghan population.
1) Institutional Development:
Capacities for reform and accountable and efficient MOIA management and oversight are improved with integrated civilian and uniformed leadership and management.
2) Police Professionalism:
Afghan people can benefit from effective police services in accordance with human rights and professional policing standards.
Results from previous phases:
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
United Nations Organization (UNO)
Ministry of Interior Affairs (MOIA), United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, civil society groups working on gender + other donors.
|Coordination with other projects and actors||
Afghanistan Urban Peacebuilding Programme (AUPP), Justice and Human Rights Programme Afghanistan (JHRA/HRSU) and Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC).
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 3’968’120 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 3’968’120|
Phase 6 01.11.2015 - 30.06.2018 (Completed)Phase 5 01.10.2010 - 31.12.2018 (Completed)