Certificate award ceremony Project Women* Empowerment in the context of flight © Vicky Posch

The Syrian diaspora in Austria

Between humanitarian and political engagement

Presentation of the Study: Syrian Diaspora Engagement in Austria
Thursday, 14.3.2024, 18:00 - 20:00
Diplomatic Academy, Music Room, Favoritenstraße 15a, 1040 Vienna

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Afghan Civil Society Forum in Vienna

Report from 1 - 2 December 2023

The VIDC invited Afghan organizations from nine European countries to a conference to promote dialogue between diaspora groups and people working for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

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A Feminist Foreign Policy - real change for women and girls

By Ann Linde, former Foreign Minister of Sweden, FEPS Special Advisor on Foreign Affairs

In her speech at a VIDC event in the Austrian Parliament Ann Linde advocates for a Feminist Foreign Policy since women and girls – half of the population - still do not enjoy the same rights, representation and resources.

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Usama Al Shahmani - Im Fallen lernt die Feder fliegen

Reading and talk as part of Buch Wien 2023

In his books, the Iraqi-Swiss author Usama Al Shahmani sensitively shows how war and flight have left their mark on people's lives.

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The Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan: A Grim Reality and Unanswered Questions

By Malek Sitez

On 15 August, the Taliban celebrated the two-year anniversary of their seizure of power. Political scientist Malek Sitez analyzes Taliban rule in retrospect and offers little hope for destabilizing the "Islamic Emirate."

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Time to act – opportunities for an EU feminist foreign policy that champions sexual and reproductive rights

by Sara Österlund

Every day 800 women and girls worldwide die from complications related to pregnancy, childbirth and unsafe abortion. The EU has the power to change this by stepping up efforts and allocating much needed funding.

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The Cost of the 2003 US War to Iraqi People

By Kali Rubaii

While an arrest warrant has already been issued for Putin for the invasion in Ukraine by the International Criminal Court, there has been no accountability for the disastrous effects of the illegal US-led invasion of Iraq.

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Distribution of bread, Kabul 2023, © Aadil Ahmad

#8: Life under the Taliban

In the End, Only Migration Remains: Insights into the Struggles of an Afghan Professional

Since the Taliban took over two years ago, Shaahid Bashir has seen his dreams of a future in Afghanistan shattered, and in the end he may have no choice but to leave.

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Richard Bennett, © Mikael Nielsen

“If donor countries stop providing funds to Afghanistan, there will be severe consequences“

Ali Ahmad from VIDC in conversation with Richard Bennett, the UN Special Rapporteur on the state of human rights in Afghanistan.

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Omid Online School gives hope to girls in Afghanistan

Ali Ahmad from VIDC interviewed the Omid Online School’s founder Zahra Hashimi about the importance and gravity of girls' education in Afghanistan.

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