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
SHEBERGHAN - It is imperative for Afghanistan’s political groups to find common ground and work together for Afghanistan’s future, said participants gathered at a UN-backed symposium set up to discuss ways to harmonize community-level peace efforts.
KUNDUZ - As part of the UN’s annual 16 days of activities aimed at raising awareness about ending violence against women, radio stations in Afghanistan’s north-eastern provinces have launched a series of programmes underscoring that a life free from all forms of violence is the r
KANDAHAR - The critical importance of protecting the rights and well-being of children in armed conflict was brought to life during two UN-backed theatre performances by the Kandahar Theatre and Film Group in the Afghanistan’s southern region last week.
MAZAR-I-SHARIF - In a year when the #metoo hashtag has inspired women across the globe to tell their personal tales of harassment and unwanted sexual advances in the workplace, one team of local female TV reporters in northern Afghanistan is promising to “leave no sister
KABUL - Strengthening women’s participation in all aspects of the electoral process was the focus of this year’s Global Open Days events across Afghanistan, a series of nationwide dialogues around women, peace and security.
MAIDAN SHAHR - Participants at a UN-backed event in the central province of Maydan Wardak stressed the importance of a free and independent press to social and economic development, and called for the protection of journalists across Afghanistan.
BAZARAK - The participation of women in political processes is essential to achieving peace and countering violent extremism, stressed participants at a UN-backed event in Bazarak, the capital of the central province of Panjshir.