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Congratulations @TimorSharan. So happy to see that the book is out & manda nabashi to you after all the hard work. I hope the book contributes to the critical debate on lessons learned & building a better future for Afghanistan.
I am excited my book “Inside Afghanistan: Political Networks,Informal Order, and State Disruption” is finally here. The book explores some of d underlying contributing factors 2 collapse of the Republic in Afg & military takeover of Taliban, bringing Afg full circle in 2021 1/9
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1. In the autumn of 1938 British soldiers arrived in the village of Al-Bassa in northern Palestine. They rounded up villagers and burned down homes. Troops later forced men onto a bus and blew it up by making them drive over a landmine. Eid Haddad’s parents lived there
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BREAKING NEWS: The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2022 #NobelPeacePrize to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organisation Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties. #NobelPrize
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Thread: Ahead of this session @hrw & 22 other rights organizations called on @UN_HRC to create a new separate UN accountability mechanism for rights violations. This resolution does not do that. It falls far short of what is needed.
#HRC51 | Draft resolution A/HRC/51/L.27 on the situation of human rights in #Afghanistan was ADOPTED.
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This is a cool initiative by @BaytAlFann.
The first-ever international Islamic Art & Culture Digital Festival takes place online on 28 & 29 November A vibrant program of conversations, performances, live talks & workshops For 1 week only book your early bird tickets: eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-futur…   A thread on the festival
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At least 53 people killed and 110 injured, mostly young women, as they practiced university entrance exams in Kabul. Taliban refuse to protect minorities from violent attacks. Children risk their lives to go to school while world leaders stand by and watch. #StopHazaraGenocide
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The Hazara community is under attack in Afghanistan. I know from experience that these tell-tale signs of discrimination, targeted killings, and displacement transform into mass atrocities in the blink of an eye. nadia.la/Hazara
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د BBCد راپور له مخې ځینو ولایتونو کې نجونو حق نه درلود کانکور کې یو شمېر پوهنځي انتخاب کړي.ښځې له هرې برخې راګرځول کېږي او د افغانستان څه باندې نیمه قوه فلج کېږي. سږ د سټن‌‌‌‌‌‌ډفورد پوهنتون ښځینه استادې په کیمیا کې نوبل جایزه واخیستله.زموږ یې له سواد منع کوي،وطن به خاورې جوړ شي؟
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A nadir for the UN Human Rights Council as it votes down a resolution for a mere debate on #Xinjiang. Only the second time a vote has been lost. @UNHumanRights had made a case of crimes against humanity but 19+11 countries were prepared to let #China off. Deeply shameful. #HRC51
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Not going to lie, this brings back trauma. When my family first received a notice to be deported back to Cyprus, my mum would hide my brother and me at family friends' houses in fear that the UK border agency would come knocking on our door. Your dream was my nightmare.
‘I would love to be having a front page of The Telegraph with a plane taking off to Rwanda. That’s my dream. That’s my obsession’ Home Secretary Suella Braverman
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What will @UN_HRC do, as the session closes, to provide accountability for the dozens of Hazara girls and young women killed while studying in Kabul, Afghanistan last week? @EU_UNGeneva
🔵 TODAY at #HRC51 from 9:00 (Geneva) The Human Rights Council hears country statements until 13:00 (approx) then plans to take action on the outcome of the 51st session. INFO ▶️ bit.ly/3SGm5CP
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انستیتوت ملی موسیقی افغانستان این پارچه که در نخستین کنسرت بزرگ این نهاد بعد از بسته شدن در های آن توسط گروه طالبان در پرتگال اجرا شده است، را به کاج های به خون خفته مرکز آموزشی کاج اهدا نموده است. #StopHazaraGenocide
قسمتی از پارچه نوستالژیک سرزمین من که توسط آرکستر جوانان #افغانستان در پرتگال اجرا شده! سرزمین من مثل چشم انتظاری سرزمین من مثل دشت پر غباری سرزمین من مثل قلب داغداری سرزمین من گنج ترا ربودند از بهر عشرت خود قلب ترا شکسته هر که به نوبت خود سرزمین من خسته خسته از جفایی @DSarmast
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I was in Germany attending a conference about Feminist Foriegn Policy a few weeks ago, where I asked/reflected on what could set feminist leadership apart. I came across a great list of resources on feminist leadership for those who might be interested: fairsharewl.org/project/femi…
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Is this for real? Is lack of basic human compassion now the criteria for being in politics?
‘I would love to be having a front page of The Telegraph with a plane taking off to Rwanda. That’s my dream. That’s my obsession’ Home Secretary Suella Braverman
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I sat down w/ former Swedish foreign minister @margotwallstrom who in 2014 launched the world’s 1st "feminist foreign policy" - a policy that has since been adopted by other states. We also talk about the situation of women in #Iran, Afghanistan & Ukraine. passblue.com/2022/10/01/marg…
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UNAMA Political & Human Rights teams in #Panjshir today to underscore grave concerns re. insecurity & alleged serious rights’ abuses. Met de facto Prov. Gov., Mohammad Nasim Noori. Accountability & safeguarding rights of all Afghans key to peace. UNAMA will continue monitoring.
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Mark your calendars. Show up for this important event. Raise your voice in support of Hazaras. Your silence will be remembered. #StopHazaraGenocide
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What we see on the streets of Afghanistan are fearless women not giving up, resisting against the status quo. Wherever you are, stand with Afghan women, elevate their voices. Their fight is our global fight. For equality. For dignity. For living lives of our choosing.
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Women protesting against the suicide bombing of a school in Afghanistan, which killed 35 young Hazara women and girls on Friday, have been beaten and shot at by Taliban according to witnesses. theguardian.com/global-devel…
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Taliban are forcing women & girls’ to live their worst nightmares, in a national scale. Prevent women’s access to education. Send them home from their jobs. Police women’s movement & dress. Lock young women up so they can’t protest. If this is not gender apartheid, what is?
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Women in #Afghanistan refuse to be silenced, even in the face of mounting Taliban violence and restrictions. Women protesting in major cities - #Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif, Ghazni, Bamiyan. Protesters are being detained, beaten, and threatened. But they refuse to be silenced.
Taliban forces beat, fired into the air, and threatened the Herat female university students as they violently dispersed them yesterday after they took to the streets in solidarity with Hazara students killed in a tuition center in Kabul on Friday,the protesters in Herat say. 1/2
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