Dozens of civil society activists from across Afghanistan gathered in Kabul to discuss vital issues including education and employment rights for Afghan women, saying the Islamic Emirate must hear the voice of citizens.
The participants stressed that national unity is one of the priorities of Afghanistan and the rulers must accept the demands of the people.
“We are tired of war; the Afghan people do not want war anymore. We (the people and civil society members) should cooperate with this government,” said Mohammad Rasool Tanai, a civil society activist.
“A new government is made, there should be series of laws and regulations on which the people should act, and the government also should be accountable for rights,” said Sayed Mohammad Anwar Shahab, another activist.
Meanwhile, female participants of the gathering spoke on the important rule of women within the society, especially in the economy. They stressed that women should not be pushed away from society.
“We mostly discussed education and employment of girls and women. It is our demand that schools should be opened for girls in the coming days,” said Zohra Karimi, an activist.
“The government has to be inclusive. All ethnic groups should be included and there should not be discrimination,” said Fatima Naeemi, a civil society activist.
The 2-day gathering is expected to result in resolutions for important issues that exist currently across Afghanistan.