U.N. Dispatch: Embedded with Afghan Civil Society


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Civil society

Civil society. Via 1 Woman's Vu.


Afghanistan is more than a war, and though violence is spreading, much of the country remains peaceful. ¬†Events in Afghanistan seldom make headlines abroad unless they involve violence, fanaticism or government malfeasance. Regrettably little attention is paid to civilian life, which goes on — because it must — in spite of deteriorating security.

One of the great untold stories of Afghanistan since 2001 is the emergence of a civil society that has begun to assert itself as a force for progressive change at the grassroots level, with the poorest and least empowered segments of Afghan society: ethnic minorities, poor women, residents of slums and internal displacement camps, orphans, civilian victims of war and persons with disabilities.

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