KANDAHAR - Raising awareness about women’s rights and gender-based violence is the aim of a new UN-backed radio campaign in the country’s southern provinces of Zabul, Kandahar and Helmand.
Panellists in the radio programmes, supported by the Kandahar regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) as part of broader campaign against gender-based violence, are focusing on multiple aspects of women’s rights in and around Kandahar.
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s killing of 12 civilians, including eight children returning home from school for the weekend, caused when the vehicle in which they were travelling detonated a pressure-plate improvised explosive device (PPIED) placed on a main public road in Paktika province.
KHOST - Afghan women and girls must be supported in pursuing their education, stressed panellists in a new series of UN-backed radio programmes broadcast in the south-eastern province of Khost.
The programming, supported by the regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and broadcast by Khost Killid Radio, was set up not only to mobilize women and men around allowing girls access to education, but also to draw attention to women’s rights.
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expresses its grave concern at the recent escalation of violence in Helmand province, which reportedly claimed the lives of at least 25 civilians, mostly women and children, and injured many more.
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is encouraged by the strong political will of President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and other political leaders to hold timely, credible and transparent parliamentary elections.