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In his books, the Iraqi-Swiss author Usama Al Shahmani sensitively shows how war and flight have left their mark on people's lives.
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."read more »
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.read more »
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.read more »
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.read more »
Ali Ahmad from VIDC in conversation with Richard Bennett, the UN Special Rapporteur on the state of human rights in Afghanistan.read more »
Ali Ahmad from VIDC interviewed the Omid Online School’s founder Zahra Hashimi about the importance and gravity of girls' education in Afghanistan.read more »
The article was written by S. Sharifi. As a young member of the Hazara community in Afghanistan, she joined the public protests following the closure of the girls' schools and the Ministry of Women's Affairs in…read more »
Turkey has a very vibrant civil society that has repeatedly challenged the rule of the AKP. An important part of this opposition is the women's, feminist and LGBTIQ movements in Turkey.read more »
Women have taken the lead in protest movements in Afghanistan and Iran, showing incredible bravery and resilience in the face of hardship and deprivation.read more »