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Afghanistan

Population 30,419,928
Capital Kabul

For the past three decades Afghanistan has suffered chronic instability and conflict. 11 years after the US-led coalition invasion, international military forces from 40 countries are still fighting the Taliban under an alliance led by NATO.  By the end of 2014, NATO troops will gradually withdraw for Afghan security forces to lead across the country. In April 2014 presidential elections will also be held.  Since 2010, the Government of Afghanistan (GoA), with its international partners, has made efforts towards peace via the Afghan Peace and Reintegration Programme (APRP), which seeks to reintegrate insurgents in return for security, jobs and other incentives. The APRP is led by a 70 member High Peace Council, a Joint Secretariat, and is supported by Provincial Peace Councils. Steps towards negotiating a peace settlement with high-level Afghan Taliban representatives have been taken by the international forces and the GoA, while also engaging the Pakistani Government and Pakistani Taliban.
 

p-circle.png N-Peace Afghanistan

N-Peace has been active in Afghanistan since 2012, a year in which it held two national dialogues on Women, Peace & Security (WPS) issues, including women’s inclusion in Afghanistan’s peace process, and providing space for interaction between Members of Parliament, CSO representatives, members of the High Peace Council and women… read more ↓

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Afghanistan is at the initial stages of forming a drafting committee via the Ministry for Foreign Affairs for a National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325. Efforts for capacity-building government and non-government stakeholders to play roles in each stage of the NAP development process and implementation are ongoing. Women’s groups in… read more ↓
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2016 Nominations Now In!

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N-Peace Infographic 2015

Download the PDF version here: Final_Infographics_Aug2015.pdf

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A new report on Women and Peace, Reimagining Peacemaking: Women’s Roles in Peace Processes has been released by the International Peace Institute that includes numerous references to the N-Peace initiative and…

June 30, 2015
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  Hajji Khalil | N-Peace Awardee 2014 Afghanistan
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