GARDEZ - The active participation of communities in the upcoming elections is crucial for building a more peaceful and stable country, said participants gathered at a UN-backed event in the south-eastern province of Paktya.
JALALABAD - Participants in a UN-backed television programme broadcast in the eastern province of Nangarhar singled out education as the key to women’s empowerment at all levels of Afghanistan’s political and social life.
NILI - Women’s participation in political processes is crucial for advancing Afghanistan toward a more stable and prosperous country, said panellists during a UN-backed radio programme in the central highlands province of Daikundi.
KANDAHAR - After nation-wide consultations on peace among ordinary Afghans from across the country, all documented in a new book, community leaders in Helmand and Nimroz gathered at UN-backed events to discuss possible next steps toward building a more stable and prosperous count
HERAT - Ahead of International Youth Day, the UN and partners organized an Afghanistan-wide poetry competition, drawing hundreds of writers and poetry aficionados from across the country to the western province of Herat for a celebration of Afghan literature.
MAHMUD-E-RAQI - At a UN-backed symposium in the central province of Kapisa, government officials, rights activists and other community leaders discussed ways to improve the protection of children from the impact of the armed conflict in Afghanistan.
JALALABAD - Women’s social and political empowerment is a crucial component for strengthening Afghanistan’s democracy, said participants in two UN-backed events in Jalalabad, the capital of the eastern province of Nangarhar.
HERAT - Ahead of a forthcoming poetry festival that is expected to draw hundreds of writers and poetry aficionados alike to Herat, a series of UN-backed televised programmes about the intersection of poetry and peace has been running in the western provinces.
BAZARAK - More effective coordination is needed to protect and advance women’s rights in Afghanistan, said government officials, rights activists and other community leaders gathered at a UN-backed symposium in Panjshir.
KANDAHAR - Practical steps toward peace are more important now than ever, said community leaders gathered at a UN-backed symposium in the southern province of Kandahar to focus on opportunities for resolving conflict and building community cohesion.