UN stresses protection of Afghan women
UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan 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 world’s body was committed to doing everything possible to promote and protect the rights of Afghan women.
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