AFGHANISTAN / HUMAN RIGHTS

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In a training workshop held as part of the observance of the second annual Human Rights week in Afghanistan, the international and national experts shared information and expertise on advocacy and mechanisms for promoting and protecting human rights in Afghanistan. UNAMA

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STORY: AFGHANISTAN / HUMAN RIGHTS
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SOURCE: UNAMA
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS
DATELINE: 9 DECEMBER 2014, KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

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1 Close shot, screen
2. Med shot, audience
3. Med shot, trainer
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Kissenkoetter, head of Asia Desk of International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH):
“The idea of these workshops is to provide some information and share expertise between some international experts, some national experts, members of civil society on Human Rights, on advocacy, on national and international mechanisms for promoting and protection human rights in Afghanistan.”
5. Wide shot, Afghan trainer talking to the audience
6. Close up, participants
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Kissenkoetter, head of Asia Desk of International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH):
“The participants in the workshops come from a variety of sectors so they are sharing experiences and information among themselves and the idea is to build the capacity of Afghan civil society and to create networks between people working on human rights in the country.”
8. Med shot, Human Rights trainer talking to the audience
9. Wide shot, audience
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Kissenkoetter, head of Asia Desk of International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH):
“We talked about the challenges to promoting these human rights within Afghanistan considering the security situation and the complex political and social context of the country. After this, we looked at considering those challenges, what can we do as citizens of Afghanistan, as international community, as civil society as a whole to promote human rights and address these challenges.”
11 Close up, woman typing on her laptop
12. Med shot, women at the audience
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Kissenkoetter, head of Asia Desk of International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH):
“Unfortunately, we’ve seen recently a few risks of moving backwards in terms of developments on human rights. Particularly the rights of women are more and more at risk, I find in Afghanistan.”
14. Med shot, Afghan trainer
15. Med shot, women listening

STORYLINE:

In a training workshop held as part of the observance of the second annual Human Rights week in Afghanistan, the international and national experts today (9 Dec) shared information and expertise on advocacy and mechanisms for promoting and protecting human rights in Afghanistan.

In an interview in Kabul, the head of Asia Desk of International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Michelle Kissenkoetter said “the idea of these workshops is to provide some information and share expertise between some international experts, some national experts, members of civil society on Human Rights, on advocacy, on national and international mechanisms for promoting and protection human rights in Afghanistan.”

She explained that the participants in the workshops came from a variety of sectors to share their experiences and information. She also said “the idea is to build the capacity of Afghan civil society and to create networks between people working on human rights in the country.”

Kissenkoetter added “we talked about the challenges to promoting these human rights within Afghanistan considering the security situation and the complex political and social context of the country. After this, we looked at considering those challenges, what can we do as citizens of Afghanistan, as international community, as civil society as a whole to promote human rights and address these challenges.”

She stressed “unfortunately, we’ve seen recently a few risks of moving backwards in terms of developments on human rights. Particularly the rights of women are more and more at risk, I find in Afghanistan.”

During the past two weeks leading to Human Rights Day, United Nations-backed radio broadcasts, television debates and theatre performances focused on the critical importance of protecting Afghan women and girls from violence.
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