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TAJIKISTAN: Islam, Migration and Economic Challenges

In the past few years, Tajikistan’s domestic situation has been shaped by the shrinking place given to the Islamic Renaissance Party (IRPT)…

Sunday 29 October 2017

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

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

NEW ISSUE Armanshahr HR & Civil Society NEWSLETTER issue no.199 (Year VIII), 22 APRIL 2017

READ the latest issue of Armanshahr/OPEN ASIA bilingual Human Rights and Civil Society weekly newsletter, no 199, Year VIII

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Guissou Jahangiri becomes new vice-president of FIDH

The 39th Congress of International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) elected Guissou Jahangiri as one of the new vice-presidents of the FIDH.

Tuesday 6 September 2016

We clench our fists on International Women’s Day and chant the song of peace and equality

Once more 8 March has arrived, but we cannot celebrate equality yet. We celebrate 8 March every year to commemorate centuries-long struggles of women to achieve peace and equality and to remind all actors who mark the contemporary events: Inequality is still reigning in the most “equal” lands on the earth; women are still regarded as second-class citizens in the 21st century. At the heart of Asia, we have our eyes on the women of our region, whose freedoms and rights are still stoned every day and burned in flames of war, under pressures from political and ideological extremism, violence of politicians and discriminatory laws. Nevertheless, they do not step back from their struggle.

Tuesday 8 March 2016

4th Simorgh Peace Prize & 19th anniversary of Armanshahr’s establishment

The statutes of 4th Simorgh International Peace Prize were awarded on Human Rights Day (10th December 2015) in the context of the Human Rights Week and simultaneously with the 19th anniversary of Armanshahr’s establishment.

Thursday 17 December 2015

Press release; 4th International Simorgh Peace Prize awards

Armanshahr Foundation/OPEN ASIA announced the recipients of the 4th International Simorgh Peace Prize awards on the 57th Human Rights Day during the “Human Rights Week” (7-10 December 2015) in Kabul.

Thursday 10 December 2015

4th International Simorgh Peace Prize Awardees – 2015

This 4th round, women who are true protectors of peace in three countries located at the heart of Asia – Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan – were recipients of the awards; women who despise war-mongering and stand up to it by their civic and sustained initiatives; innovative women who resist the despotic and war-afflicted world and give us hope to continue the struggle to change the unjust relations and serve equality.

Thursday 10 December 2015

Call for nominations to the 4th Simorgh International Peace Prize

We are publishing the call for the 4th Simorgh International Peace Prize, while flames of war are engulfing the world and countless humans are taking to the sea to flee the demon of war, to seek a shelter and achieve relative calm from fear for food and their lives.

Monday 21 September 2015