More women – more peace. Studies show that the full and equal participation of women in peacebuilding processes contributes to better and more sustainable peace and security in society. On 12-14 December, Sweden invited women activists from all provinces in Afghanistan to participate in a training on dialogue and mediation skills in peace processes.

The difficult situation for journalists and media workers in Afghanistan was the focus when the Embassy of Sweden and the EU Delegation hosted a conference on journalist security and freedom of expression in Kabul. The conference honored all journalists that have become victims of violence in the country. In his introductory remarks, Sweden’s Ambassador Anders Sjöberg paid tribute to Swedish Radio journalist Nils Horner who was murdered in Kabul two years ago.