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Women’s role in peace, security stressed

Women’s role in peace, security stressed

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Oct 05, 2013 - 16:20

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Speakers on Saturday underlined womeninfo-icon’s proactive role in peace and security to the country, with the government reiterating its commitment to giving females all their due rights.

A joint initiative of the Centre for Strategic Studies and the Human Rights and Women’s International Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a conference on women, peace and security was held in Kabul.

Several government officials, members of civil societyinfo-icon as well as a number of ambassadors and Kabul-based representatives of international organisations participated in the conference.

Speakers highlighted the current needs, opportunities and challenges in promoting women’s role in peace, security and betterment of their status, a statement from the ministry said.

They also referred to the achievements Afghanistaninfo-icon had made over the past decade in promoting the role of women in politics, governance, educationinfo-icon and training, public healthinfo-icon and economy.

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