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UK pledges support to improving RR situation in Afghanistan

UK pledges support to improving RR situation in Afghanistan

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Nov 18, 2020 - 16:18

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The UK’s Ambassador for Human Rights – Rita French – has held a series of virtual meetings with Afghan and international partners, to discuss human rights in Afghanistaninfo-icon and reaffirm UK commitment to improving the current situation, according to a statement on Wednesday.

During her meeting with Afghanistan’s Acting Human Rights Minister, Dr Sima Samar, Ms. French welcomed the start of peace talks.

She reiterated the need for womeninfo-icon’s voices to be heard during the peace process, and for any political settlement to reflect the needs of all members of Afghan societyinfo-icon, including minority communities, the youth, and journalists.

Ms. French participated in roundtables with prominent Afghan human rights and media freedom activists, as well as members of the Afghan youth and Hazara community. She learnt about the challenges these groups face in working to make Afghanistan a more equal, safer place in which to live and work.

Ms. French condemned the recent attacks on journalists and educationinfo-icon centres, reaffirming that the UK and international partners stand with the youth and members of the media who have a crucial part to play in helping to shape the future of the country.

The visit showcased the work of Afghan human rights activists and civil society organisations, and demonstrated how the UK will continue to champion those who dedicate their lives to creating a fairer, peaceful Afghanistan.

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