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Letter re: Afghanistan Senior Official Meetings

Pauline Hayes
Deputy Director, Western Asia and Stabilization Division
Department for International Development
United Kingdom

Dear Mrs. Hayes,

We write to you ahead of the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in September in Kabul to urge the United Kingdom to strengthen its support for the protection and promotion of human rights in Afghanistan through continued emphasis on the deliverables of the Tokyo Mutual Accountability Framework (TMAF). 504 more words

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What Latest Attacks Mean for Afghanistan’s Path to Peace

Friday is a rest day in Kabul, our weekend. I was staying with my sister and her family Thursday and woke in the middle of the night to a loud noise and whispers about whether what we had just heard was a rocket. 713 more words

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Violence against journalists in Afghanistan is increasing

Yesterday tens of Journalists, journalism associations and social activist gathered in parke-zarnegar to ask justice for Amin Babak a Kabul TV reporter who was punched in face on last Wednesday night by a bodyguard detailed to Nazir Ahmad Ahmadzai, the second deputy speaker of the Lower House. 551 more words

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Afghanistan growing more receptive on women's rights, says British ambassador

Karen Pierce welcomes Taliban acknowledgement of women’s right to learn and work, and hails efforts of Afghan president Ashraf Ghani and wife Rula

For the first time, Afghan leaders seem willing to make sincere attempts to improve the rights of women, according to the new British ambassador to Kabul. 837 more words

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Anti-LGBT legislation was stopped

A controversial legislation considered discriminatory for the LGBT community was stopped in Texas and North Carolina.

There were two amendments presented in Texas attached to an unrelated bill and to relatively related bill. 115 more words


Stereotipiile de gen afectează vieţi

Stereotipizarea unui grup de oameni, indiferent de criteriul ales, este o problemă majoră care afectează vieţi în moduri nebănuite, de multe ori, inclusiv ale celor ce promovează stereotipurile. 1,218 more words


The transgender community in India wants recognition as a third gender

In India, the members of the transgender community of Berhampur has filled several application to be granted recognition by the Indian Supreme Court as a third gender. 60 more words