ADRASKAN – For upcoming parliamentary and district elections to be credible and successful, every Afghan must play their part, stressed participants of a UN-backed forum in the rural district of Adraskan in the western province of Herat.
KANDAHAR - Educating citizens about their voting rights, and removing barriers that disenfranchise women and rural communities will improve voter turnout in upcoming elections said participants of a UN-backed forum in the southern province of Kandahar.
SHUHADA - Community leaders singled out education as being the key to protecting and advancing the rights of women, particularly those living in rural areas, during a UN-backed event in Shuhada, a district in the northeastern province of Badakhshan.
JALALABAD - As voters, candidates and electoral officials, women’s participation in the upcoming elections is a crucial component for strengthening Afghanistan’s democracy, said panelists in a UN-backed radio programme in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province.
KUNDUZ - The human rights of any person who is accused of a crime or detained must be upheld, said government officials and community leaders at a UN-backed symposium in Taloqan, the provincial capital of the northeastern province of Takhar.
KABUL - The latest annual report on Afghanistan from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights describes the human rights situation in Afghanistan from 1 January to 30 November 2017, and provides an overview of the human rights work and technical assistance conducted