Tag: afghanistan

  • “Afghan civil society is under siege”: Zadran, activist

    The journey out of Afghanistan was not easy for Zadran, who served as a program manager at the Afghanistan Civil Society Forum organization (ACSFo). At every moment, he feared that he would be captured by the Taliban. However, staying in Kabul was not an option. Zadran has been an active member of Afghan civil society

  • “I preferred to die before leaving my family behind”: How Reza Kateb escaped Kabul after four evacuation attempts

    When Kabul fell on August 15, Reza Kateb knew that he had no choice but to flee his homeland.  Taliban threats have followed Reza throughout his career. A long-time advocate of education, culture, and gender equality, Reza has served as the chair of the Marefat Civil Capacity Building Organization (MCCBO) and a board member of

  • “Activists and journalists in Afghanistan are heroes”: Shakor Kamran, investigative journalist

    After being evacuated from Afghanistan by JHR, investigative journalist Shakor Kamran is currently sheltering in a third country while he waits for a long-term visa to arrive.  A resident of Gardez city in the southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan, Shakor Kamran has been a journalist for over 10 years. His career as a journalist began

  • Urgency in Afghanistan demands leadership and solutions

      Urgency in Afghanistan     Yesterday, Ariana News TV journalist Hamid Saighani was killed in an explosion in Kabul. This brings the total number of reported killings of journalists in Afghanistan in 2021 to 9. Seven of those killings took place after the fall of Kabul, proving the point that the risk profile for

  • Statement on Remembrance Day: Honouring the fallen by keeping our promise to Afghans

    Toronto, November 11, 2021 — On November 11 each year, Canadians pause to remember our country’s brave soldiers who gave their lives to protect Canada’s freedoms and bring about peace and stability all over the world. We owe our veterans an incredible debt of gratitude for their sacrifice and also salute the thousands of men

  • NEWSLETTER: September 11 – Progress and challenges in Afghanistan

      September 11, 2021 This week’s highlights: Progress and challenges in Afghanistan Webinar: Meet the Indigenous Solutions Collaborative! We’re hiring: Junior Curriculum Research And Development Associate There’s still time to reserve your seats at Night For Rights 2021 Progress and challenges in Afghanistan It’s been two of the longest and most intense weeks in JHR’s

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