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The UN library announced its most-checked-out book of 2015. It’s kind of disturbing. “Dance and Paint” On sideline of Human Rights Week 4th Simorgh Peace Prize & 19th anniversary of Armanshahr’s establishment Peace is not possible without women


  • Thursday 17 December 2015 Afghanistan
    Concert by Master Waheed Kaacemy

    At the concluding ceremony of the Human Rights Week, following the awarding of Simorgh prize statutes to the awardees, Master Waheed Kaacemy, the celebrated singer, composer and music researcher of Afghanistan, gave a concert to mark the 19th anniversary of Armanshahr Foundation/OPEN ASIA’s establishment.

  • Armanshahr Foundation/OPEN ASIA organised educational workshops during the Human Rights Week (7-10 December 2015) on CEDAW, and UN Resolutions 1325 and 1820 concerning women, conflict and war.

  • Journal

    Armanshahr HR & Civil Society NEWSLETTER No.150

  • International Women’s Network

    This page offers links to various sources of information on women's issues. They are both government and non-government sources in several languages and have been compiled on an impartial basis.

  • Politis Asia Journal

    This special issue of Politis asia includes nine original articles and interviews from specialists from Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan discussing the isssues of cultural identity and nation-building.

  • Books

    Since President Ashraf Ghani’s election in 2014, discussion of impend-ing reconciliation talks with the armed opposition of the Taliban has been intensifying. Taliban sources confirmed contacts and indicated they were gearing up towards formal talks.

  • Conferences and Seminars

    The 154th Goftegu – Dialogue – meeting of Armanshahr Foundation/OPEN ASIA was held at the European Union Delegation premises in Kabul on 10 December 2015

  • Women

    Exclusion of “men and boys” from mainstream research and policy formulation on gender in Afghanistan has significantly contributed to persisting inequalities in practice, including unequal access to education, healthcare and employment.