JALALABAD - Following a series of UN-backed events earlier this year, several communities in eastern Afghanistan are leading initiatives to address corruption in one of the country’s most restive eastern provinces.
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is gravely concerned by the killing of at least 28 civilians and injury of 16 others – all women and children – during air strikes in Herat and Logar provinces this week.
KANDAHAR - The advocacy role of young Afghans in working with government to fight corruption, promote women’s equality and bring about sustainable peace in the southern region was the focus of a UN-backed television programme in the province of Kandahar this week.
MAZAR-E-SHARIF - Religious leaders from provinces across Afghanistan’s northern region gathered in the capital city of Balkh to strategize on institutionalizing the principles of peace at all levels of society, from the social to the political.
KANDAHAR - Participants at a UN-backed forum underscored the importance of media freedom and access to information as essential tools that can help foster peace and uphold human rights in Afghanistan’s southern region.
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s attack at Imam Zaman mosque in Kabul that killed at least 20 civilians, including seven women and one child, and injured more than 30 others. These preliminary figures may rise.
HERAT - Following the lively debate at a UN-backed women’s peace conference in April, a Herat activist has carried forward her vision for women’s involvement in conflict resolution and recently organized her own symposium for some 60 women in a remote district of the western prov
BAMYAN - Afghan girls must be supported in pursuing their education to enable their full participation in all aspects of social and political life, said community leaders at a UN-backed event held last week in the central highlands province of Bamyan.
FAIZABAD - In the northeast region of Afghanistan, the United Nations is working with local radio and television to engage local communities in the interest of building support for reducing conflict, fighting corruption and advancing peace.
ASADABAD - In a regional conference on women’s participation in peace and sustainable development, women’s rights activists, government officials and United Nations representative stressed that women must play a unique and robust role in building peace in Afghanistan.