Security forces in Afghanistan before the Taliban seized power, © Ali Ahmad

#5: Life under the Taliban

Why are Former Security Forces being assassinated in Afghanistan?

This article by Elhamudin Afghan, a former journalist in eastern Afghanistan, looks at the mysterious increase in killings of members of the former Afghan security forces.

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Justice for Mahsa Amini, © shutterstock/Alex Yeung

“Women, Life, Freedom” a new revolutionary era in Iran

Why is it important to talk about recent women's protests in Iran?

These fights, which began with the tragic death of Mahsa (Jina) Amini prompted Iranian women to take to the streets and speak out against the Islamic regime's anti-women decrees.

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Karachi, Pakistan, © shutterstock/Asianet-Pakistan

Climate Change Causes Flight?!

Thursday 10 November 2022, 19:00 - 21:00  
Hauptbücherei am Gürtel, Urban Loritz-Platz 2a, 1070 Vienna
Panel discussion with Paula Banerjee, Pato Kelesitse, Simon Alexander Peth, and Daniela Paredes Grijalva.

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[Translate to English:] Konferenzteilnehmerinnen

Syrian Women Leading the Change

Public event on 6 October 2022

Syrian activists* from all over Europe met in Vienna to exchange and network about their work, their daily challenges.

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“Afghanistan's Strong Women”. One year of resistance against Taliban rule

Event from 3 October 2022

The Second President of the National Council, Doris Bures, hosted an evening of support for the struggle of women for equality and freedom in Afghanistan with VIDC and Women without Borders.

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Kabul, August 2022, © Aadil Ahmad

Afghanistan’s Blame Game. Why did the Islamic Republic collapse?

By Haroun Rahimi

On 15 August last year, the Taliban conquered Afghanistan virtually without resistance. How did this happen and what lessons should we learn from it?

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Photo: #4: Life under the Taliban, © Anisa

#4: Life under the Taliban

The monster is back

In Afghanistan, 15 August marks the anniversary of the Taliban's complete takeover. Anisa tells us how the dreams of women and girls have been shattered every day since then.

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Afghanistan im Schatten des Ukraine-Krieges

Von Ali Ahmad und Michael Fanizadeh (VIDC Global Dialogue)

Aufgrund der zunehmenden humanitären Notlage und Hungersnot in Afghanistan (fast 50% der Bevölkerung) hat das Danish Refugee Council und VIDC Global Dialogue eine Konferenz der afghanischen Diaspora in Brüssel einberufen.

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The EU and protection of women's rights in Afghanistan

On 19 and 20 May, the second Afghan Women Leaders Forum (AWLF) took place in Brussels. Nazila Jamshidi attended the forum and provides insights into the current EU policy towards Afghanistan.

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Capital and Counterrevolution

Framing the Arab Gulf States

On the occasion of the World Cup in Qatar at the end of this year, Saudi journalist Safa Al Ahmad discussed with Egyptian political scientist Rabab El Mahdi and economist Adam Hanieh the role of the Gulf states in global…

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