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Virginity Test: Tajik Bride Takes Own Life, Groom Faces Jail

By: Farangis Najibullah  & Orzu Karim Source: RFERL Rajabbi Khurshed took a fatal dose of vinegar 40 days after her wedding to Zafar Pirov. Rajabbi Khurshed had no say in most of the misfortunes that […]

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Reporters face 70 years in prison over anti-Trump march

Source: Aljazeera Newsby: Patrick Strickland@P_Strickland Reporters face 70 years in prison over anti-Trump march Two journalists are among more than 200 people facing felony charges after mass arrests at Inauguration Day rally. Even when heavily armed […]

Tuesday 20 June 2017

If we did not protest, no one would punish those men”: A brutal murder, a sham trial, and justice denied in Kabul

After the killing of Farakhunda, women marched to the Afghan Supreme Court. Now, “We only feel secure in our homes” Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown and Jason Brooks Brown On March 19, 2015, 27-year-old female Islamic studies […]

Sunday 23 August 2015

Syria Calling: Radicalisation in Central Asia

Growing numbers of Central Asian citizens, male and female, are travelling to the Middle East to fight or otherwise support the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL or ISIS).

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Cultural Programmes of the Human Rights Week 2014 – Poets composed and young people played for peace

Armanshahr Foundation, in cooperation with the French Institute in Afghanistan, organised the Human Rights Week at the Institute’s premises from 7-10 December 2014.

Sunday 4 January 2015

Эъломияи матбуотии сеюмин даври ҷоизаи байналмилалии “Сулҳи Симурғ”

Бунёди “Ормоншаҳр/OPEN ASIA” ифтихор дорад, ки барандагони сеюмин даври ҷоизаи байналмилалии “Сулҳи Симурғ”-ро тайи маросими бошукӯҳе, ки дар шаҳри Кобул баргузор шуд, эълом намояд.

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Human Rights Week Day 2: The role of media and social networks in defending human rights and democratic processes

Monday, 8 December, was the second day of the Human Rights Week. A large number of civil society activists, visual, audio and print media journalists, intellectuals, university professors, students and citizens of Kabul attended the Goftegu public debate titled “The role of media and social networks in defending human rights and democratic processes”.

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Opening speech of Armanshahr Foundation’s Deputy Director Rooholamin Amini, Human Rights Week in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 2014

Humans were born from wisdom and, thanks to wisdom, they began dialogue and opened the gate to understanding. Wisdom has an origin in whose name I shall begin my words. On the occasion of the […]

Tuesday 9 December 2014

FIDH PRESS RELEASE – BAHRAIN: The European Parliament renews its call for the release of Nabeel Rajab

Paris-Geneva, February 7, 2014 – On February 6, 2014, the European Parliament renewed its call for the immediate and unconditional release of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human […]

Saturday 8 February 2014

Neoliberal neopatriarchy: the case for gender revolution

We are living in a distinctive moment when neoliberal capitalism and neopatriarchy converge. Male dominance is no mere footnote to this new historic settlement. It is central. And feminism is decisive in the resistance.

Thursday 23 January 2014