Young Afghan women and men from the National Youth Jirga
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Young Afghans gather for meeting in Kabul to demand peace

5 July 2012 Last updated at 09:19 BST

Young Afghan men and women - who can often feel disenfranchised from the country's legislature - have been gathering in Kabul for a conference organised by the National Youth Jirga.

Subjects up for discussion include how to bring about peace in the country as well as ways to improve education and unemployment.

Karen Zarindast reports.

Video produced by BBC Persian's Ali Salimi