Afghanistan

[:an explainer] In the Grip of Tyranny: The Lights Are Out for Women’s Rights in Afghanistan
18 May 2023 3:56 pm

  Written by: Muda Tariq, South Asia Programme Fellow, FORUM-ASIA Women in Afghanistan are up against the wall. Even in these desolate times, Afghan women have demonstrated extraordinary resilience and courage. They have bravely confronted the Taliban and its anti-women policies; they have refused to be silenced; they have taken to the streets to demand [ Read more ]

[:an explainer] How the Taliban violates people’s fundamental freedoms in Afghanistan
8 May 2023 5:03 pm

Written by: Hafizullah Saeedi, FORUM-ASIA Human Rights Defender Programme Two years into the Taliban’s takeover, the group has continued to violate human rights, commit crimes under international law, and disempower the people of Afghanistan with impunity. Since the Taliban’s return to power in August 2021, they have been silencing dissent. In doing so, the Taliban [ Read more ]

[HRC52 Oral Statement] Item 2: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan
13 March 2023 3:26 pm

52nd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan Oral statement delivered by Hafizullah Saeedi On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Mr. President, Special Rapporteur, Since the last Council session, human rights situation in [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Afghanistan: Taliban must end Gender Apartheid
16 January 2023 1:56 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu – 16 January 2023) –  The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), and 30 of its member organisations strongly condemn the Taliban’s recent ban on women and girls from higher education and employment in non-governmental organisations (NGOs). “The Taliban’s complete exclusion of women from public life, denying them their human rights and [ Read more ]

[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 ]