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Montly Archive April 2014

Peaceful Protest against the passing of the weak draft of mineral law by the Wolusi Jirga

Source: Heinrich Boll Stiftung The Wolusi Jirga of Afghanistan is about to vote on the mineral law of the country inside parliament, while Afghan civil society specially the Natural Resources Monitoring Network (NRMN) has been […]

Wednesday، 30 April، 2014

Hasina Safi: “One new phenomenon is the men who believe in women and their power”

Hasina Safi is the Director of the Afghan Women’s Network, an organization of women boasting 5,000 members and 65 member organizations. Safi was featured in the 2011 documentary about the role of women in the war and post-conflict process in Afghanistan.

Wednesday، 30 April، 2014

FIDH LDDHI Open Letter to Navi Pillay on Evin Prison

25 April 2014 Paris, France To: Ms. Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights CC: Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran Re: Attacks in Evin Prison […]

Tuesday، 29 April، 2014

FIDH LDDHI Information Note on Evin Prison

Outline of Events that took place on 17 April and the days following in Evin Prison (based on prisoners’ testimonies) • 17 April attacks o At 9:30 am on 17 April, now dubbed by prisoners […]

Tuesday، 29 April، 2014

Events that took place on April 17 and the following days in Evin Prison

Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Mr. Maina Kiai Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Mr. Juan Méndez Office of the […]

Tuesday، 29 April، 2014

Rafi Behroozian: “I strongly support the media revolution”

Rafi Behroozian was born in Herat in 1978 and lived in Iran as a migrant for 23 years. He returned to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. In the last decade he has been a musician and audiovisual media activist. He is the founder of the Daf Cultural Centre.

Tuesday، 29 April، 2014

Seifuddin Sayhoun: “It was a woman who decided my fate”

Professor Seifuddin Sayhoun was one of the principal planners for the Ministry of Women’s Affairs strategy on economic rights and the security of women. He studied economics at university and started teaching at Kabul University’s Economics School in 1994.

Monday، 28 April، 2014

UN Security Council Report’s fourth Cross-Cutting Report: Women, Peace and Security

This is Security Council Report’s fourth Cross-Cutting Report on Women, Peace and Security. These reports systematically track the Security Council’s work on women, peace and security, highlighting trends that have developed since the matter first emerged as a distinct thematic issue in 2000.

Saturday، 26 April، 2014

Report: Women’s role in Afghanistan’s future – taking stock of achievements and continued challenges

This report assesses the overall situation of women in Afghanistan across key sectors, acting as a follow-up to the report published by the World Bank in 2005 entitled, Afghanistan: National Reconstruction and Poverty Reduction – Role of Women in Afghanistan’s Future.

Saturday، 26 April، 2014

Torpikai Nawabi: “Popular uprisings against the Taliban prove that the people do not want them to rule Afghanistan anymore”

Torpikai Nawabi is an elected Member of the Kabul Provincial Council. She has an MA in Administration and Management from India. She has been a long-term activist in favour of women’s rights.

Friday، 25 April، 2014