Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Community Engagement on Civilian Protection

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Since 2017, CIVIC has facilitated the creation of Civilian Community Protection Councils (CCPCs) and Civilian Protection Working Groups (CPWGs) in Balkh, Baghlan, Herat, Kandahar, and Nangahar, who advocate with both government forces and armed opposition groups on their protection concerns. This report discusses localized protection results attained by these gender -inclusive community groups and the challenges of community based protection efforts with armed actors.