Afghanistan

[Statement] Afghanistan: End systematic killings of Hazaras and prevent possible genocide
7 October 2022 4:16 pm

(7 October 2022, Bangkok) — In a suicide attack on Kaj Education Center in Dasht-e-Barchi West Kabul on 30 September, 53 civilians were killed, among them at least 46 young girls. Approximately 110 were injured.[1] The attack targeted Hazara students who gathered to take a university mock exam in West Kabul, an area home to [ Read more ]

[Event] HRC51 Side Event: Afghanistan Human Rights Crisis: Urgent need for accountability & protection of women & girls and human rights defenders
15 September 2022 3:10 pm

Discrimination against women in Afghanistan is so systematic and violent that it could be called gender apartheid. To discuss the ongoing crisis FORUM-ASIA, OMCT, FIDH, SRMO, AICHRM, and FrontLine Defenders is holding a side event during the 51st Regular Session of Human Rights Council to address this issue.

[HRC51 Oral Statement] Item 2: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan
13 September 2022 1:46 pm

51st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan   Delivered by Hafizullah Saeedi On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  12 September 2022   Mr. President, Since the Taliban take over of Afghanistan on [ Read more ]

[HRC51 Joint Oral Statement] Item 2: Enhanced interactive dialogue on the on the situation of human rights of women and girls in Afghanistan
1:42 pm

51st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Enhanced interactive dialogue on the on the situation of human rights of women and girls in Afghanistan   Delivered by Horia Mosadiq On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)  13 September 2022   [ Read more ]

[Press Release] Afghanistan: One year of Taliban takeover, standing in solidarity with people of Afghanistan and calling for accountability against Taliban
17 August 2022 2:07 pm

For immediate release 17 August 2022, Bangkok Reflecting on one year takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban on 15 August 2021, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Safety and Risk Mitigation Organization (SRMO), and Afghanistan Human Rights Coordination Mechanism (AHRCM) organised a webinar to discuss the situation of human rights and human [ Read more ]

[Event] One Year of Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan: A Reflection on Human Rights Situations and Ways Forward
11 August 2022 9:51 am

  Date: Tuesday, 16 August 2022 Time: 4.00 – 15.30 (GVA) / 16.30 – 18.00 (KBL) / 19.00 – 20.30 (BKK) Venue: Zoom, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn Registration: https://l.forum-asia.org/OneYearAFG One year since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the Taliban has applied a range of restrictive policies that completely deny and/or violate fundamental human rights, freedoms and [ Read more ]

[HRC50 Oral Statement] Item 2: Interactive dialogue on the oral update of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan (HRC res. 48/1)
23 June 2022 12:03 pm

50th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive dialogue on the oral update of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan (HRC res. 48/1)   Delivered by Yalda Royan On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  15 June 2022   Mr. President, Madam [ Read more ]

[Statement] Afghanistan: UN Security Council Must Reinstate Travel Bans on the Taliban
20 June 2022 5:12 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 20 June 2022) — The United Nations Security Council must impose comprehensive targeted sanctions on the leadership and representatives of the Taliban, including the reinstatement of travel bans against Taliban leaders, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA). ‘The Security Council has an opportunity to reinforce the ban on members and [ Read more ]

[HRC50 Open Letter] Call for Urgent Debate on women’s rights crisis in Afghanistan
2 June 2022 10:44 am

Open letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States to the UN Human Rights Council 1 June 2022 Re: Call for Urgent Debate on the women’s rights crisis in Afghanistan at the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council Excellencies, We, the undersigned civil society organisations, urge you to call for and support [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] De facto regime of Taliban backtracks human rights by dissolving Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission
26 May 2022 4:22 pm

(Bangkok, 26 May 2022) — The Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights I­­nstitutions (ANNI) and Civil Society and Human Rights Network (CSHRN) condemn the dissolution of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on 17 May by the De Facto Regime of Taliban. The dissolution demonstrates the Taliban’s continued disregard of the rule of [ Read more ]