U.N. Says Taliban Offensive Will Lead to Humanitarian Disaster
The U.N. Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance to Afghanistan (UNOCHA) on Monday warned that the Taliban offensive in the Shomali region north of Kabul will likely result in a humanitarian crisis. Thousands of Afghans were forced out of their homes and into the Panjsher valley by the Taliban and supply routes for aid have been closed due to factional fighting. "Unless some factor in this equation changes, there will be a significant humanitarian disaster affecting the displaced in Panjsher," a UNOCHA statement read.
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .