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An Afghan Woman Calls American Women to Solidarity

This open letter from one professional woman to another, an Afghan university administrator should challenge all American women to confront the consequences of the abandonment of those most prepared to guide Afghanistan toward constructive membership in the world community: the educated, independent women responsible for gains in social equality now trampled by the Taliban. With the help of the White House Office charged with gender issues, the original, un-redacted letter addressed to Vice President Kamala Harris has been delivered to the Vice President’s office. We hope it will also be read and discussed in courses in peace studies and peace education to give voice to the untold women in Afghanistan in the same circumstances as the writer, some of whom we hope will find places in our colleges and universities. [continue reading…]

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Urgent appeal for Afghanistan’s scholars, students, practitioners, civil society leaders, and activists

Scholars at Risk (SAR), in partnership with higher education institutions, associations, networks, and professionals concerned about colleagues in Afghanistan, is seeking signatures from higher education community members to a letter addressed to US government officials urging them to take immediate action to help save Afghanistan’s scholars, students, and civil society actors. [continue reading…]

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Civil Society Continues to Call the World Community to Action on Afghanistan

As the fate of Afghanistan falls into the tightening grip of the Taliban, International Civil Society continues to call for action to mitigate the human suffering and keep alive the possibilities for peace. We encourage all members of the GCPE to find an action or actions to call upon their own governments and UN representatives to take up the cause of human rights and peace in Afghanistan. [continue reading…]

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Call to Action: UNSCR 1325 as an Instrument for the Protection of Afghan Women

Members of international civil society assert that the human rights and security of women and girls must be integral to whatever course of action the UN determines to take in Afghanistan. We invite you to join in this effort, by signing this call to protect Afghan women, to establish UNSCR 1325 as a practically applicable international norm, and to assure that peacekeepers are prepared to honor its principles. [continue reading…]