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Afghan police women discuss ways to mitigate civilian casualties

BAMYAN, 26 April 2015 – Afghan police women met in Bamyan at a United Nations workshop to discuss the practical implementation of key UN resolutions on women’s rights and the protection of civilians.

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UN radio series promotes women in peace, politics

KANDAHAR, 23 April 2015 – Spotlighting women’s important role in politics and the Afghan peace process, the southern regional office of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) launched a radio series in Kandahar.

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UN rights official cites Afghanistan’s new opportunities for peace amid growing violence

KABUL, 22 April 2015 – At the end of a seven-day mission to Afghanistan, a senior United Nations’ human rights official described the “paradoxical situation” in which the country finds itself.

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Kunduz women discuss human rights, peace process

KUNDUZ, 21 April 2015 – As part of its mandated work to assist the Government and people of Afghanistan in laying the foundations for sustainable peace and development in the country, Human Rights officials from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) met with rural women in the north-eastern province of Kunduz.

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Empowering women entrepreneurs in Herat

HERAT, 20 April 2015 – Supporting women’s economic empowerment, the UN unveiled a new training programme for women and girls in Afghanistan’s western province of Herat.

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PRESS RELEASE: Reforms needed to ensure justice for women victims of violence

KABUL/GENEVA, 19 APRIL 2015 – Access to justice for women victims of violence in Afghanistan needs to be strengthened, a new UN report has urged. The report states that while there is a legal framework in place for such cases, there remain many factors hindering access to justice and redress for such women, in particular the lack of available civil remedies.

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PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA welcomes lawmakers approval of ministers to Afghan cabinet

KABUL, 18 April 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes today’s approval of 16 ministers to the country’s national unity Government by lawmakers in Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of the National Assembly.

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PRESS STATEMENT: UNAMA condemns attack killing 35 Afghans, injuring more than 100

KABUL, 18 April 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the suicide attack that took place this morning near a branch of Kabul Bank in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, and killed at least 35 Afghans and injured more than 100, including civilians. 

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Education for girls the focus of workshop on sustainable development

PAKTIKA, 16 April 2015 – At a UN-backed workshop in Paktika, religious scholars and community leaders identified illiteracy as a significant barrier to the eastern province’s development, and called on women and girls to focus on education in the interest of achieving sustainable development.

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UN-backed television series focuses on rights of Afghans

KUNDUZ, 14 April 2015 – Helping to bridge the gap between Afghanistan’s legal institutions and people seeking recourse to justice, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) launched a television series this month in the northeast of the country.

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