KANDAHAR, 30 July 2015 – Greater protection of women from violence and legal action against perpetrators of violence should be among the key benefits of Afghanistan’s Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) law, according to panelists at a UN-backed event in Kandahar.
BAMYAN, 28 July 2015 – Improving Afghan women’s access to justice was the focus of discussions among rights experts at a UNAMA-organized meeting in Bamyan province.
MAIMANA, 23 July 2015 – Identifying Afghanistan’s security challenges as a “regional phenomenon,” the top UN envoy in the country called for the region to extend to Afghans the support they need to confront what he called “significant challenges.”
KABUL, 23 July 2015 – Eliminating fraud and building trust in Afghan elections are the objectives of a newly established electoral reform body, said one of its members at a Kabul press conference today.
KABUL, 22 July 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the killing today of at least 19 civilians and the injuring of at least 28 at a bombing in the Almar district of Faryab province.
KABUL, 21 July 2015 – The importance of enhancing women’s political role in Afghanistan, particularly in peace talks, was highlighted in a new UN radio programme broadcast today.
KABUL, 19 July 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the establishment by the National Unity Government of the Electoral System Reform Commission, under the chairmanship of Mr. Sultan Shah Akefi.
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