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Afghanistan

Inside the CIA’s black site torture room

The Guardian Words by Larry Siems There were 20 cells inside the prison, each a stand-alone concrete box. In 16, prisoners were shackled to a metal ring in the wall. In four, designed for sleep […]

Thursday 12 October 2017

Special SIMORGH PEACE PRIZE: Armanshahr HR & Civil Society NEWSLETTER?No.206-208 (YEAR IX)

Read New bilingual issue of Armanshahr Human Rights and Civil SocietyNewsletter, Special SIMORGH PEACE PRIZE, No.206-208 (YEAR IX)

Monday 9 October 2017

Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA Call for submission of works to the 5th Simorgh International Peace Prize

Call for submission of works to the 5th Simorgh International Peace Prize. This round the Prize follows the motto “My ideal city” and is concerned with poems, stories and drawings by children and adolescents of Afghanistan. Deadline 22 OCT 2017.

Monday 9 October 2017

War and Exile Through the Musicians’ Eye in Afghanistan (Book Review)

Books on Afghan music are rare, especially compared to the number of publications on Afghan society and history. The main stories about Afghan music tend to be written by non-specialists and focus mainly on its prohibition during Taleban rule.

Monday 21 August 2017

How Afghan Rapper Sonita Alizadeh’s Song ‘Brides for Sale’ Changed Her Fate

Rolling Stone Advocating against the practice of forced marriage, this young woman uses music to spread her message   25 Under 25 Sonita Alizadeh got into rap music around the same time a lot of […]

Friday 11 August 2017

Press Release Transitional Justice Coordination Group: Massacre of Civilians in Mirza Olang is a War Crime

Press Release Transitional Justice Coordination Group (TJCG) Massacre of Civilians in Mirza Olang is a War Crime 09 August 2017 Kabul, Afghanistan The massacre of civilians in the village of Mirza Olang, Sar-e Pul province […]

Friday 11 August 2017

Appeal of June 13th to put Human Rights at the Heart of Conflict Prevention

Switzerland launches the appeal of June 13th to put Human Rights at the Heart of Conflict Prevention: “Security and human rights make a perfect match” Appeal of June 13th 2016 To put Human Rights at […]

Friday 16 June 2017

AFGHANISTAN PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN ARMED CONFLICT ANNUAL REPORT 2016

Source: UNAMA AFGHANISTAN PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN ARMED CONFLICT ANNUAL REPORT 2016 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN FEBRUARY 2017 “This appalling conflict destroys lives and tears communities apart in every corner of Afghanistan. Real protection of civilians requires commitment […]

Friday 16 June 2017

WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN PEACE PROCESSES IN AFGHANISTAN

HRRAC is an Afghan-led human rights membership organization established in the year 2003 as an independent research organization mainly focusing on research and advocacy towards women and children’s rights, economic, social rights, security and as well as public participation.

Friday 16 June 2017

Washington’s “Jihadi Express”: Indonesia – Afghanistan – Syria – Philippines

Source: 21st Century Wire   By Andre Vltchek 21st Century Wire It was late at night but the new Terminal 3 at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport outside Jakarta was still bustling with families and friends waiting […]

Friday 16 June 2017