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UN stresses protection of Afghan women

UN stresses protection of Afghan women

Sep 10, 2012 - 20:40

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Prominent Afghan womeninfo-icon activists and rights defenders on Monday joined the UN mission to commemorate the “Global Open Day on Women, Peace and Security” in Kabul.

UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistaninfo-icon Ján Kubiš hosted the women peace activists associated with different organisations, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a statement.

It added the activists raised major problems facing Afghan women, including their under-representation in political and peace processes, target killings and violation of their rights by local militia groups. They stressed the need for the protection of women from violence and atrocities.

Kubiš voiced his serious concerns at the disturbing trend of continuous violation of women’s rights in Afghanistan. He reiterated the worldinfo-icon’s body was committed to doing everything possible to promote and protect the rights of Afghan women.



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