NILI - The role of civil society in promoting good governance, fostering economic development and preventing conflict was emphasized by participants at a UN-backed event in the capital of the central-highlands province of Daikundi.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Distressed by violence sweeping parts of northern Afghanistan, Dr Najib Paikan mounted the stairs of his mosque one recent day, and stepped up to the pulpit to provide his personal view of what is needed to “win the peace.” He called on his friends and colleagues
SHEBERGHAN - It is imperative for Afghanistan’s political groups to find common ground and work together for Afghanistan’s future, said participants gathered at a UN-backed symposium set up to discuss ways to harmonize community-level peace efforts.
KUNDUZ - As part of the UN’s annual 16 days of activities aimed at raising awareness about ending violence against women, radio stations in Afghanistan’s north-eastern provinces have launched a series of programmes underscoring that a life free from all forms of violence is the r
KANDAHAR - The critical importance of protecting the rights and well-being of children in armed conflict was brought to life during two UN-backed theatre performances by the Kandahar Theatre and Film Group in the Afghanistan’s southern region last week.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF - In a year when the #metoo hashtag has inspired women across the globe to tell their personal tales of harassment and unwanted sexual advances in the workplace, one team of local female TV reporters in northern Afghanistan is promising to “leave no sister
MAIDAN SHAHR - Participants at a UN-backed event in the central province of Maydan Wardak stressed the importance of a free and independent press to social and economic development, and called for the protection of journalists across Afghanistan.