Media Advisory: Like a bird with broken wings

UN Women releases a research report on violence against women during 30 years of conflict.

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013

WHAT: UN Women releases a research report on violence against women during 30 years of conflict.
WHEN: Saturday 7 December, 2013 09.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
WHERE: Kabul Star Hotel, Zanbaq Square, Opposite Turkish Embassy, Kabul.

Afghanistan has been in conflict for over thirty years, during which Afghans have experienced and witnessed unspeakable violence and upheaval. Enforced disappearance, summary execution, torture, rape, indiscriminate bombardment and wanton destruction have been a daily reality for the people of Afghanistan for decades.

The UN Women Afghanistan Country Office will release a report on 7 December 2013 documenting the accounts of women and girls who have experienced and witnessed widespread violence during the conflict from 1978 to 2008 at the hands of different perpetrators.


Media contacts

  1. Shikib Dost, National Information and Communication Officer, UN Women Afghanistan, email: shikib.dost@unwomen.org
  2. Montira Narkvichien, Regional Communications Specialist, UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, email: montira.narkvichien@unwomen.org