SUROBI – Members of the women’s Shura in the Surobi district of Kabul are committed to work alongside local authorities and the Independent Election Commission (IEC) to support women’s participation in forthcoming elections.
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