BAMYAN - At a UN-backed event in the central province of Bamyan, leading Afghan social media activists affirmed their commitment to highlight the critical importance of ending violence against women.
More than 30 social media professionals representing civil society organizations, women’s rights groups and local media outlets gathered at the event, organized by the regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), to coordinate their social media activism.
KABUL - UNAMA condemns yesterday’s Kabul and Kandahar attacks that claimed the lives of more than 40 people, mainly civilians and including representatives of the diplomatic community.
HERAT - The critical importance of ending gender-based violence was at the centre of a UN-backed information campaign conducted through the end of 2016 in Afghanistan’s western provinces of Herat, Ghor, Badghis and Farah.
The campaign, backed by the regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), began in November 2016 and took the format of televised roundtable discussions, radio debates and public gatherings.
PUL-E KHUMRI - Participants at a UN-backed event in the northern province of Baghlan universally affirmed their commitment to empowering Afghan women and signed a memorandum to work toward implementing the government’s national action plan on women.
The event, supported by the regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), was organized with Baghlan’s Department of Women’s Affairs to create a forum where provincial leaders could discuss key issues surrounding the importance of women working in government institutions.
KANDAHAR - Young Afghan women and men have a crucial role to play in fostering peace in their communities, according to participants at a UN-backed event in the southern province of Kandahar.
An audience of around 40 students from Kandahar University, along with youth activists and Kandahar provincial peace committee members, discussed how young Afghans, women and men alike, can effectively support local peace initiatives in the southern region.