BAMYAN – At a UN-backed event in the central province of Bamyan, religious leaders came together in support of efforts to build a culture of tolerance and non-violence in Afghanistan.
Organised by the Bamyan regional office of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), the event was attended by more than 30 scholars, including female scholars from different religious institutions, to discuss and review their role in building a peaceful society.
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s attack in Kabul’s Aspa Square that killed at least nine civilians, including one child, and injured at least 16 others.
Preliminary findings indicate that in the Labe Jar Area of Aspa Square, a suicide attacker detonated a body-borne improvised explosive device where a large gathering of Jamiat party members had taken place and when attendees were leaving the conference hall.
Islamic State–Khorasan Province claimed responsibility for the attack.
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.
Attended by government officials, representatives from the department of women’s affairs and other community leaders, the event enabled participants to underscore the need for greater involvement of women in peace negotiations and political processes in the region.
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’.
Hundreds of women and representatives from government, religious institutions, academia and civil society are taking part in the UN-backed events in numerous regions and provinces through October and November 2017.