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Afghan Women want to be Included in the Peace Process, Access to Justic, Securing their Rights and the Drive to get Illegal Weapons off the Streets.
Afghan women are putting their lives on the line to celebrate International Peace Day. Thousands of women and men are expected to gather for peace throughout the country on September 23th. Women want in on the peace process and they are demanding that the government do more to collect the millions of illegal weapons all over the country.
In Kabul recently a gunfight broke out in front of a medical clinic injuring several people. There was absolutely no regard for the dozens of innocent people on the street.
The Afghan Women’s Network is demanding a full stop on the distribution of guns and other weapons under the pretence of providing security. “No more Guns” is the rallying cry coming from Shenki Karokhel a Member of Parliament.
The Afghan Women’s Network believes only the police and military needs weapons. Disarming the population would be a major step forward in the peace process. Women of Afghanistan see this day as a wonderful opportunity to highlight their belief that peace is possible in the country. If men, women, children, young and old work hand in hand a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan is possible.
Afghan women’s Network is an Umbrella organization with 105 NGOs and 5000 individual member’s celebrating peace day Sept 23th 2012 in Kabul and in 28 other provinces in