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World Day Observation in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, the Ministry of Religious Affairs, with support from UNICEF, organized the following activities: November 16 Friday Prayers throughout the country focused on violence against children; development and dissemination of key messages to all Ministry of Religious Affairs provincial departments; related national television broadcasts; and a national conference on violence against children with approximately 500 religious leaders that was broadcast nationally. As a result, thousands of worshippers in hundreds of mosques across the country listened to and participated in discussions on prevention of early and forced marriage, corporal punishment and the importance of birth registration.
Date: November 16, 2012