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At an UNESCO-backed World Press Freedom Day event in Kabul, speakers called for enhanced safety for Afghan journalists and an end to the culture of impunity for the perpetrators of violence against the media. Photos: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA
Religious, community leaders in Bamyan share efforts on insecurity

BAMYAN, 6 May 2015 – Around 25 key religious scholars and community leaders from Afghanistan’s Bamyan province have agreed to form a joint committee with the elders of neighbouring Baghlan province to coordinate and share efforts to tackle insecurity in the region.

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Religious scholars, civil society activists discuss women’s empowerment at UN-backed debate

KUNAR, 4 May 2015 – At a United Nations-backed televised debate in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar, religious scholars and civil society activists stressed the need for public awareness campaigns to be launched focusing on the rights of women and their empowerment.

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World Press Freedom Day marked in Kabul, speakers call for enhanced safety for journalists

KABUL, 3 May 2015 – World Press Freedom Day was marked in Afghanistan today with speeches and awards to journalists who produced top reports on key issues affecting the lives of Afghans.

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Rights experts highlight negative impacts of child marriage at UN-backed televised debate
HERAT, 29 April 2015 – At a United Nations-backed televised debate in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, human rights experts and civil society activists discussed the issue of child marriage and highlighted the negative consequences of this widespread phenomenon in Afghanistan society.
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Provincial council, civil society organizations sign MoU to promote good governance
GARDEZ, 28 April 2015 – Members of Paktya’s provincial council and civil society organizations have signed an agreement aimed at promoting participatory and accountable governance in the region.
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Afghan police women discuss ways to mitigate civilian casualties

BAMYAN, 26 April 2015 – Afghan police women met in Bamyan at a United Nations workshop to discuss the practical implementation of key UN resolutions on women’s rights and the protection of civilians.

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UN radio series promotes women in peace, politics

KANDAHAR, 23 April 2015 – Spotlighting women’s important role in politics and the Afghan peace process, the southern regional office of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) launched a radio series in Kandahar.

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The newly appointed Governor of Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, Mohammad Asif Rahimi, meets with the UN Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, at his office in Kabul on Thursday. Photo: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA
In Kabul, top United Nations and Afghan officials called for reform to better protect women victims of violence, and urged prosecution, rather than mediation, for major crimes.
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