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VOICES FROM THE PROVINCES
Some of the stories making headlines in Afghan provinces. UNAMA Strategic Communication Office makes no claim for the accuracy of these reports.
16 May 2013 – To mark the international Day of Families, a number of local radio stations in eastern Jalalabad City broadcast special programmes to raise awareness on the importance of families.
15 May 2013 – In the wake of calls by local journalists in Afghanistan's Nanagarhar province to boycott the Office of the Governor for “refusing to cooperate” with them, a spokesperson for the Governor said his office was “committed” to supporting journalists and work with the media.
14 May 2013 – Around 4,500 students, including 2,000 women and girls, graduated from vocational training courses in nine districts of Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province yesterday.
12 May 2013 – Officials in Ghazni province reopened four schools that had been closed nine years ago following clashes between security forces and insurgents.
29 April 2013 – The Bamyan provincial Department of Education has reported a rise in the number of girls enrolled in schools this year.
28 April 2013 – At a workshop hosted last week by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in the eastern regional hub of Jalalabad, officials and religious leaders from the country’s four eastern provinces exchanged their views and experiences in support of promoting dialogue for resolution of local conflicts.
28 April 2013 – Journalists in Afghanistan’s north-eastern province of Badakhshan have complained about lack of cooperation from the province’s government officials.
22 April 2013 – A foundation laying ceremony was held over the weekend in the provincial centre of Bamyan for construction of a new hospital, which aims to boost women’s access to healthcare in Afghanistan's central highlands region.
21 April 2013 – Over 300 young students, civil society activists and journalists from Afghanistan’s four north-eastern provinces, who gathered in Kunduz City last week, said youth mobilization was critical to achieving sustainable peace in Afghanistan.
14 April 2013 – Poppy crops grown over 50 hectares of land were destroyed during a newly launched anti-poppy campaign in the eastern Kunar province, officials said.