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Hundreds gather for women’s peace conference in eastern Afghanistan | ReliefWeb

In a regional conference on women’s participation in peace and sustainable development, women activists, government officials and diplomats stressed that women must play a unique and robust role in building peace in Afghanistan.

The daylong event, held in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, was organized by the provincial administration of Nangarhar in collaboration with the regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Departments of Women’s Affairs in three eastern provinces.

The conference was attended by more than 250 participants, most of them women. These included a deputy on Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, the provincial governor of Nangarhar, the French ambassador to Afghanistan, representatives from UNAMA, directors of the Departments of Women’s Affairs from Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar, and representatives from across civil society.

Source: Hundreds gather for women’s peace conference in eastern Afghanistan – Afghanistan | ReliefWeb

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