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Empowered Afghan women encouraged hundreds of girls at UNAMA-backed events to focus on education so they can play a powerful role in Afghan society. Photos: UNAMA
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Participants at UN-backed TV debate call for more women in the media

NANGARHAR, 3 June 2015 – More Afghan women should be working as journalists, said panellists during a UNAMA-backed televised debate broadcast in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar this week.

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UN top envoy meets CEO Dr. Abdullah Abdullah

KABUL, 2 June 2015 - The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom, discussed the need for electoral reform and other key issues in a 1 June meeting with Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.

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Afghanistan’s human rights achievements must be sustained in years ahead, says UNAMA official
KABUL, 2 June 2015 – Afghanistan must shield and develop its real human rights advances, said a senior UNAMA official in an interview issued Tuesday, pledging the UN’s commitment to remaining centre stage with Afghans to safeguard the gains and prevent any rollback.
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Murder of aid workers condemned
KABUL, 2 June 2015 - The United Nations expressed its outrage at today’s murder of nine civilians working with the People in Need agency.
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UNICEF establishes 52 new community schools in southeastern region

PAKTIKA, 1 June 2015 – Providing children with access to education in remote and conflict-affected areas, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recently completed 52 new community-based schools in Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Paktika.

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Religious leaders call for eliminating violence against women

BADGHIS, 31 May 2015 – Participants at a UNAMA-backed seminar in Afghanistan’s western province of Badghis focused on the important role of the country’s religious leaders in the elimination of violence against women.

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Girls’ right to education spotlighted in radio piece

KABUL, 28 May 2015 – Afghan girls have the right to education and to contribute to the development of their country, say community leaders, government officials, civil society activists and women role models in a new radio piece released by UNAMA.

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Interview with Georgette Gagnon, UNAMA Human Rights Director. Achievements in the protection of civilians, detention practices, the elimination of violence against women and other areas of human rights must be sustained. UNAMA will play its part to prevent roll back and support progress.
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Nicholas Haysom, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, met 2 June in Kandahar with civil society groups and Governor Humayoon Azizi. Photo: UNAMA / Mujeeb Rahman
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