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Let’s Break the Silence

New Book: 38 Unveiled Voices from Afghanistan

The present book is a collection of 38 interviews drawn from “Unveiling Afghanistan, the Voices of Progress” Campaign that was launched in mid 2013 by Armanshahr in a 50 day count down to the third round of Presidential election in Afghanistan and profited from the support of the FIDH.

Wednesday 4 January 2017

NEW REPORT -Afghanistan- How and why truth and justice have been kept off the agenda

28 September 2015. The symbolic seizure of Kunduz by the Taliban in Northern Afghanistan surprised many observers; after weeks of fighting and the tragic loss of civilian lives, the Taliban withdrew. For sure, these events were a strong reminder that the Afghan conflict has no ended with the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, far from it. A situation that explains to a great extent why the Afghan people are now extenuated and yearn for security and peace. But what is needed for this to happen?

Wednesday 31 August 2016

Armanshahr’s Documentary: I Witness

there is a place on earth where millions of people have peace. One out of three persons has been displaced and has sought refuge in neighboring countries. Millions of homes have been destroyed. A victim of the Cold war and superpowers…

Monday 4 April 2016

Adela Mohseni: “Any people who are not aware of their rights will not live in peace”

Adela Mohseni is a jurist, and activist for human and women’s rights. She migrated to Iran in 1978 with her family, aged just six years old, where she grew up and obtained her BA degree in judicial law from Tabriz University.

Thursday 15 May 2014

Aziz Rafiee: “We have not yet diagnosed the pathology of the problems that infect Afghanistan”

Aziz Rafiee was born in Kabul and obtained his Master of Engineering degree from Kabul University. He switched from the technical field to social issues in the 1990s and began working with civil institutions, in particular human rights groups.

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Mohammad Ismail Qassemyar: “Poverty and unemployment have paralysed the lives of most Afghans”

Mohammad Ismail Qassemyar is a jurist who formerly headed the Public Security and Public Rights Courts of the Supreme Court and taught constitutional rights at university for seven years.

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Massoud Hassanzada: “The biggest challenge facing Afghanistan is absence of true progressive forces to combat ignorance, corruption and fanaticism”

Massoud Hassanzada is a poet, journalist, musician, and literary critic from Herat. He has co-founded Morcha [the Ants] the first rock band in Afghanistan.

Monday 12 May 2014

Abdul Hamid Mobarez: “Democracy is the choice of the people and it is up to them to protect it”

Abdul Hamid Mobarez is a former chief of the official Bakhtar news agency, three-times governor and a founding member of the Federation and Chairman of Afghanistan National Journalists’ Union (ANJU). He was named Deputy Minister of Culture upon his return from exile.

Friday 9 May 2014

Wahida Samadi: “The Taliban will never really change”

Wahida Samadi is the Director of Tahmina Organisation, promoting women’s rightsand a member of the Provincial Development Governance Committee. She is a committed civil society activist.

Thursday 8 May 2014

Dr Saheb-Nazar Moradi: “We must unite against the extremists to defend the achievements of the past 10 years”

Saheb-Nazar Moradi is an urban development specialist and former member of the planning committee of Kabul Municipality. He has a Ph.D. in urban engineering and history. He was internally displaced and ultimately left the country in exile for many years.

Wednesday 7 May 2014