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Human Rights

Sarmangsak Legendary Documentary Shown In Kabul

Tolonews – A documentary film, entitled Sarmangsak Legendary, was put on show in Kabul university on Monday. The film has 11 characters who are writers, artists and government employees and who have answered questions on different […]

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Executive Director’s blog series: Sexual violence in conflict

Sexual violence against women and girls in conflict-affected countries is being used as a tactic of war, with devastating consequences for women across the globe.

Monday 11 December 2017

I have witnessed two intifadas. Trump’s stance on Israel may ignite a third

The Guardian – The relish with which Donald Trump signed the declaration recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel left me with a sense of cold resignation at the obduracy of the man. He was almost […]

Monday 11 December 2017

Armanshahr: 5th Yearly Edition of Human Rights Week in Kabul-Afghanistan

5th consecutive year, Armanshahr’s HR Week in Afghanistan: Literature’s role & responsibility in promoting HR culture, Simorgh Int. Peace Prize in Ideal City of Children, “Afghanistan; Unveiling a Never-Ending Tale”, a new documentary, Q & A: Afghanistan & ICC.

Thursday 7 December 2017

The Muslim director who filmed neo-Nazis: ‘I thought – I’m not going to make it out’

Deeyah Khan had a simple question for her new documentary: ‘Is it possible for me to sit with my enemy and for them to sit with theirs’? She got an answer – but not without a few tricky moments …

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Remembering women killed fighting for human rights in 2017

More than half of the women cited in AWID’s 2017 tribute to female activists were murdered for defending their rights.

Friday 1 December 2017

Questions and Answers on Afghanistan and the International Criminal Court

Following an initial announcement published on 3 November 2017, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) submitted on 20 November 2017 her request to the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber III to open an investigation into the situation in Afghanistan.

Friday 24 November 2017

New tools to raise awareness on the abolition of the death penalty in Africa

In Africa, more than 80% of countries have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice, with only 10 countries executing within the past decade, said FIDH and DITSHWANELO in their joint study,

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Kashmir abuses: women searching for justice challenge state use of forensics

Thousands of young men have ‘disappeared’ in Kashmir and there have been numerous allegations of sexual assaults. But the fight for answers and justice continues.

Monday 13 November 2017

The erroneous ‘cultural distinction’

Syrian writer Morris Ayek is critical of those who claim that when it comes to human rights, Islamic countries are “culturally distinct” from the rest of the world. In his opinion, this discourse directly contradicts the universality of Islamic values

Monday 13 November 2017