MAZAR-E-SHARIF - Women’s full participation in elections is essential to ensure an inclusive and credible electoral process, said participants at a UN-backed event in the northern province of Balkh.
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.
JALALABAD - To eliminate violence against women, the support and participation of everyone in Afghan society, especially religious scholars, is crucial, participants said at a UN-backed event that was later broadcast by radio in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province.
KABUL - Increasing participation of women in elections as both voters and candidates is the major theme in a series of discussions currently taking place across Afghanistan marking ‘Global Open Days’.
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today released a special report documenting a sharp increase in attacks against places of worship, religious leaders and worshippers, including attacks against Shi’a Muslim places of worship and congregations.
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the holding of the Second National Election Forum and the commitment of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Complaints Commission to continuing sustained consultations with electoral stakeh