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Community Peacebuilding in Afghanistan

A case for a national strategy

Peace work at a community level strengthens community cohesion, reduces violence, and enhances resistance to militants. It is an essential and complementary part of a wider strategy to secure a lasting national peace, including concerted measures to promote better governance; rural development; and the professionalisation of police and security forces. In Afghanistan, a national strategy for community peacebuilding is already five years too late: with increasing levels of violence, there is no time to lose.

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