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A Call to Conscience on the Human Rights of the People of Afghanistan

A significant high-level international meeting on the situation in Afghanistan recently took place in Doha. This letter addresses the outcomes of that meeting. We ask all participants of the Global Campaign for Peace Education for your signature and support of all efforts to protect the human rights of the Afghan people. 

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Call for support toward a legal pathway for Afghan Fulbright Scholars in the U.S.

Yet again, the United States is failing to meet its moral obligations to Afghans. In this case the 2022 cohort of Afghan Fulbright scholars. Having completed their academic programs in the US, they are, as outlined in their letter to the Dept. of State, posted here, in legal and economic limbo.

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Final Communiqué of the Extraordinary Meeting of the OIC Executive Committee on “The Recent Developments and the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan”

“[The OIC] Urges the de facto Afghan Authorities to allow women and girls to exercise their rights and contribute to the development of Afghan society in accordance with the rights and responsibilities as guaranteed to them by Islam and international human rights law.” Point 10, Communique from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

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Women’s Rights must NOT be a bargaining chip between the Taliban and the International Community

As we continue the series on the Taliban’s bans on women’s education and employment, it is essential to our understanding and further action to hear directly from Afghan women who know best the harm these bans impose; not only on the affected women and their families, but on the entire Afghan nation. This statement from a coalition of Afghan women’s organizations fully describes these harms.

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Press Release following UN Deputy Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director’s Visit to Afghanistan

This post, a statement resulting from a high-level UN delegation to Afghanistan,  is part of a series on the December edicts of the Taliban, banning women from university attendance and employment in the NGOs that provide essential services to the Afghan people.

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Taking Humanitarianism Hostage – the Case of Afghanistan & Multilateral Organisations

Multilateralism is supposed to be the guarantor of all human rights and dignity, for all people, at all times. But as governmental regimes weaken, so do traditional multilateral entities heavily reliant on those governments. It is time for community-based transnational networks based on intergenerational, multicultural, gender-sensitive leaders.

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Sign-on letter to the UN & OIC on Women’s Human Rights in Afghanistan

Please consider signing this letter in response to the devastating impact of the recent bans on women’s higher education and women’s work in Afghanistan. Religions for Peace and The Interfaith Center of New York are hosting this letter with other faith-based and humanitarian NGOs in advance of high-level meetings between UN Officials and the Taliban or “De Facto Authorities.”

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Not In Our Name: Statement on the Taliban and Women’s Education

The Muslim Public Affairs Council, in this statement calling for the reversal of the Taliban’s ban on girls’ and women’s education, reiterates the assertions now being made by so many Muslim organizations. The policy is anti-Islamic and contradicts a basic principle of the faith on the right and necessity of education for all, so it must be immediately rescinded.

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