(NATO) – The effective implementation of the Alliance’s Children and Armed Conflict policy remains an ongoing priority for RS. The train, advise, and assist mission provides valuable insight into the structures and networks within the Afghan defense and interior ministries, and helps to support UN, international community and Afghan efforts to further implementation of the Child […]

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(HRW) – “How old are you?” the interviewer asks. “Thirteen,” replies the boy, in uniform. “Thirteen years – thirteen years old!” the interviewer repeats, proudly, as the camera pans upward to the grinning, bearded faces of uniformed men, apparently Iranian soldiers, who pat their young recruit on the back. On November 25, a video with the logo of […]

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(UNAMA) – The critical importance of protecting the rights and well-being of children in armed conflict was brought to life during two UN-backed theatre performances by the Kandahar Theatre and Film Group in the Afghanistan’s southern region last week. Facilitated by the Kandahar regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and performed in […]

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(HRW) – “There were two bombs in the school,” said 16-year-old Malalai, describing an attack in January 2016 against her girls’ school in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. She said the Taliban had left a letter in the schoolyard: “They said they put the bombs because you have to stop sending your girls to school.” Acid attacks. Kidnapping. […]

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(Theirnews) – In the struggle to get Afghan girls into school, changing deeply-held beliefs is one of the major challenges. Two-thirds of girls aren’t getting an education, according to a Human Rights Watch report.  Now an annual survey of attitudes has revealed that support for equal access to education has actually fallen since 2006. Link

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(SRSG CAAC) – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, welcomes the transfer of 50 children detained on national security related charges from the maximum-security adult Detention Facility in Parwan (DFiP) to the Juvenile Rehabilitation Center of Kabul province. The transfer, which took place on 7 November, is a […]

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