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. The two statements posted below are examples of calls to governments and the United Nations, to remind them of international standards and policy proposals in which lie those possibilities. We post these statements so that you, as a member of international civil society, might find an action or actions that you would call upon your own governments and UN representative to take up in the cause of human rights and peace in Afghanistan.
Here posted are a letter from parliamentarians and civil society organizations to the Canadian Prime Minister, and a Brief on relevant international standards directed to the United Nations by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. We hope you will read them, share them with others, including students, reflect upon the possibilities they present, and take action to bring some of those possibilities to realization. Please take action on these words.
Joint letter of concern for human security and rights in Afghanistan addressed to the Canadian Prime Minister, Ministers, and Ambassadors