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Nangarhar’s women activists launch anti-war campaign

Nangarhar’s women activists launch anti-war campaign

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Jan 03, 2019 - 15:18

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Some womeninfo-icon and civil societyinfo-icon activists in eastern Nangarhar province have launched a campaign against war and for promoting peace.

They says the purpose behind the drive is to send a message to rural women and armed opponenets of the government regarding peace and unity for national causes.

The women activists visited the Dag locality in Kama district and scribbled slogans on walls and hillsides with the support of local people in a bid to promote reconciliation.

Muqadas Ahmadzai, a civil society activists and head of the Kor Civil Soceity Movement, said they had launched the campaign after peace talks got fresh momentum.

She added they also imed to promote peace and stability. “When we arrived in Dag and sought public support, the locals responded with love. Everyone – elders, children and youth --- participated in the campaign.”

Ahmadzai said she had decided to visit villages as part of the drive because without public support and unity, peace was not possible.

Expressing delight over fresh efforts for peace and reconciliation, she asked the Talibaninfo-icon to sit with the Afghan government for peace negotiations.

If the Taliban wanted peace, they should talks to the government on the release of prisoners and participation in the political process, she argued.

It would have been better if talks had been initiated before, the activist opined, promising the campaign would be expanded to other districts in future.

nh/mud

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