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Empowered Afghan women encouraged hundreds of girls at UNAMA-backed events to focus on education so they can play a powerful role in Afghan society. Photos: UNAMA
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Girls’ right to education spotlighted in radio piece

KABUL, 28 May 2015 – Afghan girls have the right to education and to contribute to the development of their country, say community leaders, government officials, civil society activists and women role models in a new radio piece released by UNAMA.

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UN team assesses humanitarian situation in Zabul province

KANDAHAR, 27 May 2015 – A joint team led by UNAMA’s southern regional officials visited Qalat, the capital of Afghanistan’s Zabul province, to assess the humanitarian and security situation in the aftermath of recent military activity.

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UNAMA chief discusses regional cooperation at Heart of Asia meeting

ISLAMABAD, 25 May 2015 – Regional cooperation and security issues were discussed today at the 'Heart of Asia - Istanbul Process' meeting in Islamabad, attended by Nicholas Haysom, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan.

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Highland girls encouraged to play strong role in Afghan society

DAIKUNDI, 24 May 2015 – Women role models in Afghanistan’s central highlands province of Daikundi encouraged hundreds of school girls at a UNAMA-backed event to continue their education so they can play a stronger role in the country’s future.

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Nangarhar activists call for end to rights violations

JALALABAD, 19 May 2015 – Civil society activists in Afghanistan’s eastern region of Nangarhar called on all parties to the conflict to respect national, Sharia and international humanitarian law in preventing civilian casualties in armed conflict.

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UN-backed event highlights importance of Afghan midwives

KABUL, 18 May 2015 – To discuss the critical role of midwives in a country where one in every 50 women dies from pregnancy-related causes, the United Nations and its partners in Afghanistan today marked the International Day of the Midwife (IDM).

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Returnees in central highlands hope for sweet profit from beekeeping
BAMYAN, 17 May 2015 – A honey beekeeping project supported by the UN is giving new hope to poor returnee families in Afghanistan’s central highlands provinces of Bamyan and Daikundi.

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