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Keyword results for: Afghanistan

Canada’s Renewed Development and Humanitarian Engagement in Afghanistan

Hello, On November 16 the Government of Canada announced its plan for Afghanistan from 2011 to 2014. I thought it was important to review some details of this plan, so you can pass them along to members of your organization. The Government’s announcement outlines Canada’s focus on four key areas: investing in the future of […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | November 16, 2010

Worth a Response: Why Yemen is Not Afghanistan

by Daniel Martin Varisco Yemen hardly ever makes the news unless a journalist wants to rail against the green-dribbling khat habit of grown men who wear skirts or trump with the terrorism card. In the Sunday Magazine of The New York Times, Robert F. Worth asks the provocative question: “Is Yemen the Next Afghanistan?” For […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | July 14, 2010

The “Ten-Dollar Talib” and Women’s Rights

by Human Rights Watch This 65-page report addresses the potential challenges to women’s rights posed by future government agreements with insurgent forces. The report describes how in areas under Taliban control, women are often subjected to threats, intimidation and violence, girls’ education is targeted, and women political leaders and activists are attacked and killed with […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | July 13, 2010

Afghanistan: What Could Work

by Rory Stewart Cool poker-players, we are tempted to believe, only raise or fold: they only increase their bet or leave the game. Calling, making the minimum bet to stay, suggests that you can’t calculate the odds or face losing the pot, and that the other players are intimidating you. Calling is for children. Real […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , | January 14, 2010

Lessons from Afghanistan for Yemen

by Carroll Bogert The news that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly trained to blow up a US airliner at al Qaeda camps in Yemen has drawn sudden attention to a country that is not well known in Washington. The prospect of deeper US involvement in an Arab nation already warring with domestic rebel groups should raise […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , , | January 5, 2010

Human Rights in the Context of Islam & Afghanistan

From: Equal Access Equal Access has produced extensive media on the subject of human rights within the context of Islam in Afghanistan. From a 100 episode radio drama,a host lead magazine show and women’s listening circles to human rights leadership trainings, our Human Rights in the Context of Islam and Afghanistan Initiative reinforces democratic principles […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | November 21, 2009

In Security Crisis, Afghan Women Leaders Demand Support

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon One group in Afghanistan is particularly on edge as Obama makes his final call on the troop surge—women. Gayle Lemmon talks to female leaders about their fears of a Taliban resurgence. While Afghans wait to hear whether President Obama will indeed decide to send more troops to their soil, one group […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | November 11, 2009

One good reason we fight in Afghanistan

by Michael Gerson Being an educated, professional woman in Afghanistan could not have been easy at any time during the last few decades. I recently met with a group of female government officials, brought to Washington by USAID and the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council. One, during the Taliban years, had run an underground school in her […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | July 10, 2009

Afghanistan: Development and Humanitarian Priorities

From: Oxfam America This paper outlines urgent action necessary to address immediate challenges in Afghanistan and to avert humanitarian disaster. It does not seek to address all issues of concern but focuses on essential policy change in development and humanitarian spheres. While aid has contributed to progress in Afghanistan, especially in social and economic infrastructure—and […]

Posted in Resource Centre | Keywords: , , | January 31, 2008

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