Developing Peace in Afghanistan

Much of Muhamed Suleman’s life has been spent away from his native Afghanistan where conflict in the 1980s drove him to become a Mujahadin fighter. But after fleeing to Pakistan he worked with NGO agencies to help the plight of Afghan refugees. Suleman talks here about how this helped to transform his feelings of revenge and propel him into actively pursuing peaceful solutions for his country. Length 19 mins.

Suleman now works with the CPAU - Co-Operation for Peace and Unity,that facilitates the creation of local Peace Councils in Afghanistan. These bring together groups of women, teachers, youth and ex-combatants. CPAU aims to strengthen the role of Afghan community institutions and encourage active and wider participation in the process of peace-building and development.