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Victims’ Narratives

Children and Transitional Justice

During ten years of civil war, from 1991 to 2002, the children of Sierra Leone were deliberately and routinely targeted, and witnessed widespread and systematic acts of violence and abuse.

Sunday 22 February 2015

OXFAM Report – Behind Closed Doors: The risk of denying women a voice in determining Afghanistan’s future

Women’s rights have been held up as one of the most tangible gains of the international intervention in Afghanistan. Yet, despite 13 years of promises from the international community that women’s rights are a high priority, these gains remain fragile and are at an increasing risk of erosion.

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Afghanistan Women Vision 2024

On March 8th, 2014 the Afghan Women’s Network (AWN) in Kabul and in all 34 provinces has launched the “Women Vision 2024” paper. The paper has been developed through consultation meetings of leading women rights activists and has been consulted with women in all 34 provinces of the country.

Sunday 30 March 2014

Release of death lists stirs anger and grief in Afghanistan

By Rod Nordland New York Times KABUL, Afghanistan » So many people were buried alive by bulldozers in the barren fields around the Pul-e-Charkhi Prison on Kabul’s outskirts that guilty soldiers later said it was like […]

Tuesday 1 October 2013

123rd Goftegu Public Debate (year VII): Women debate peace – Invitation

123rd Goftegu Public Debate (year VII): Women debate peace

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Karzai: a legacy of failure on Afghan women’s rights?

Dr. Massouda Jalal opendemocracy.net With more fundamentalists predicted to win seats in the forthcoming election, the future is likely to see once again the use of religion as an instrument of extreme gender based oppression […]

Thursday 22 August 2013

100 and 101th Goftegu Public Debate: Armanshahr celebrated its 15th Anniversary with Simorgh peace prize awards

The 15th anniversary of the establishment of Armanshahr Foundation/Open Asia was celebrated in its 100th Goftegu meeting during which the winners of the first and second Simorgh peace prize were announced.

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Afghanistan Sikhs, already marginalized, are pushed to the brink

Widespread discrimination has prompted many Afghan Sikhs to flee, greatly diminishing their number. Those who remain fear their community may vanish altogether. June 10, 2013|By Mark Magnier and Hashmat Baktash, Los Angeles Times KABUL, Afghanistan […]

Wednesday 12 June 2013