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We have to put down our arms in Afghanistan and take up pens instead

by Rahela Sidiqi

The engagement of the Afghan Diaspora in their host countries and in Afghanistan is vital for the development of the country. R. Sidiqi, Farkhunda Trust for Afghan Women's Education in London, shares her recommendations.

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Silenced (?)! Islamic feminism and social struggles in the Arab world

Report in German on the event on 5 March 2020

On the subject of "Silenced (?)! Islamic feminism and social struggles in the Arab world", the Moroccan professor Fatima Sadiqi and the activist Elif Adam discussed the topic under the moderation of Helmut Krieger.

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Photo from Afghnaischer Frauenverein showes women at scholl doing chemistry

Study: A Guide to Afghan Diaspora Engagement in Europe

Examples of good practice and recommendations from the Vienna Networking Conference “Knowledge Transfer and Support”

The guide by Ali Ahmad presents development projects of Afghan diaspora organisations in Europe. The guide also contains recommendations from the networking conference "Knowledge Transfer and Support".

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‘All means all’ On the current social struggles in Iraq and Lebanon

Report from the panel discussion on 20 January 2020

The panel discussion with activists Lara Bitar (Lebanon), Janan Aljabiri (Iraq) and Schluwa Sama (Kurdish, Iraq) focused on current developments and social movements in Iraq and Lebanon.

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Afghanistan Between War and a New Beginning

Report from the panel discussion on 2 December 2019

War has been going on in the country on the Hindukush for over 40 years. On this occasion, the VIDC invited the journalist Emal Haidary and the feminist activist and researcher Sahar Fetrat to a discussion in Vienna.

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Silenced(?)! The struggles of women in Afghanistan

Report from the event on 7 March 2019

During the panel discussion, the scientist Orzala Nemat and the journalist Sana Safi explained the latest developments in the US peace talks with the Taliban and the concerns of Afghan women resulting from them.

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