QALAT - To discuss Zabul’s latest economic development plans and local peace initiatives, UNAMA’s Kandahar regional office organized a series of meetings with civil society members, women’s rights groups, government officials and other community leaders in the provincial capital
PUL-E-KHUMRI - Close collaboration at the community level is crucial to protect and promote the fundamental rights and freedoms of women, said participants at a UN-backed symposium in the northeastern province of Baghlan.
SUROBI - The active participation of all Afghans in local conflict-resolution is necessary for creating a more stable, inclusive and peaceful region, said community leaders in a UN-backed radio programme broadcast from the Surobi district of Kabul province.
SAR-E-PUL – Children should be protected from all grave violations resulting from conflict including abuse and being recruited as soldiers, said participants at UN-backed events in the northern provinces of Samangan and Sar-e Pul.
JALALABAD – Providing women with access to education, reducing poverty and promoting human rights are among the most sustainable ways of eliminating violence against women said participants at UN-backed events in the eastern provinces of Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar.
KABUL - On the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, UNAMA and the Afghan Journalist Safety Committee (AJSC) convened a Media Summit in Kabul in order to spotlight the impact of worsening violence against reporters in Afghanistan and to
GARDEZ - The active participation of young Afghans in peace-building is necessary for creating a more stable, inclusive and peaceful region, said panellists in a UN-backed radio programme in the south-eastern province of Paktika.
MAZAR-E SHARIF - Women must play a meaningful role in any peace initiatives in Afghanistan, said panellists in a series of UN-backed radio programmes broadcast recently across the five northern provinces of Balkh, Jawzjan, Faryab, Samangan and Saripul.
KUNDUZ - At two televised, UN-backed events in Badakshan and Takhar, religious leaders, rights activists and other community leaders came together to discuss local peace initiatives and to strategize on ways to build community cohesion.