BAMYAN - The empowerment of Afghan women and their increased participation in the country’s economic and political development was at the centre of a UN-backed event in the central highlights province of Bamyan.
KANDAHAR - To eliminate violence against women, the support and participation of everyone in Afghan society, especially religious scholars and other community leaders, is crucial, participants said at a UN-backed symposium in the capital of the southern province of Kandahar.
NEW YORK - As this calendar year closes, we are still left to tackle the issue that concerns us most in Afghanistan, a convincing peace process to end the 40 years of conflict, said the UN Secretary-General’s special Representative for Afghanistan at United Nations headquarters t
KABUL - As part of a range of media activities to highlight 16 days of activism to end violence against women, Kabul-based outlet Zan TV aired a one hour programme to underscore that a life free from all forms of violence is the right of every Afghan woman and girl.
TALUQAN - Violence against women must stop, said panellists in a televised debate backed by the United Nations to raise public awareness and understanding about the importance of upholding women’s human rights in Afghanistan’s remote northeast province of Takhar.
HERAT- Participants at a UN-backed event in the western province of Herat called for increased participation of women in the forthcoming elections as a crucial component of a credible and inclusive electoral reform process.
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