Gagnon, director of human rights for the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, speaks during a news conference in Kabul

 
Gagnon, director of human rights for the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, speaks during a news conference in Kabul
Georgette Gagnon, director of human rights for the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), speaks during a news conference in Kabul July 31, 2013. Violence against civilians is on the rise in Afghanistan as international forces hand over security to Afghans, the United Nations said in a report on Wednesday, putting the mid-year toll of civilians killed at more than 1,300. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail